> Equal Justice for All Youth
As part of ongoing efforts to address DMC in the policies and practices of law enforcement and the Department of Juvenile Services, the Collaboration Council acquired resources to fund local organizations to provide case management services, and to divert youth from becoming involved in the juvenile justice system.
Linking Youth to Diversion Options
To help parents understand the next steps when their youth have been charged with an offense, the Collaboration Council is funding a Juvenile Case Manager from Lead4Life. The JCM follows up with families who have not responded to a letter from the Montgomery County Police Department’s Family Crimes Division explaining their youth’s potential participation in diversion programs. The JCM actively reaches out to the families to help with such obstacles as language barriers, distrust of the system or lack of understanding about the options available for their child.
|Success for Every Student|
|Young People Making Smart Choices|
|Children Safe in their Home, School and Community|
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