Reducing Recidivism Within The Correctional System

1783 WordsMar 29, 20178 Pages
Diversion programs have evolved over time. There are countless programs available with which they all aim to reduce recidivism within the correctional system. We’re going to discuss fome of the programs and their effectiveness. One program that has become widely used is Gang Resistance Education And Training (G.R.E.A.T.). In 1991 the Phoenix PD along with local educators and community leaders, implemented a school-based, gang prevention pilot program. With the hope to reduce gang activity and teach skills to students in order for them to resist the pressures of gangs. In 1992 the program expanded nationally with the support of the ATF and Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC). By 1995 the program had trained 1,859 law…show more content…
I feel that G.R.E.A.T. is an effective program in that it helps protect young students from gang activity and also helps them when faced with difficult decisions. As stated in “Gang Resistance And Training Logo” 91 percent of teachers and administrators support having law enforcement in school. 94 percent of administrators and 87 percent of teachers are in favor of having G.R.E.A.T. in their schools. 100 percent of administrators and 83 percent of teachers agree that G.R.E.A.T. addresses problems facing their students. Another diversion program The National Association of Youth Courts (NAYC) provides informational services with which delivers training and technical assistance and develops resource material on how to enhance youth court programs in the United States. The program was developed to provide leadership for restorative justice with early intervention so that young people have access to services without formal processing in a traditional juvenile justice system. With its foundation in 2005 the purpose was to establish a private nonprofit organization to represent and serve local communities, state and national youth court, teen court, peer court and student court efforts. NAYC is a program set forth to enhance the operations of over 1,000 youth court programs and helps to develop programs that do not yet exist. The development of this program allows youth court attendees to successfully complete youth court and at which time their charges are
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