Teens Involved In Diversion Programs

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Personally, I don’t know anyone who was ever involved in a diversion program. However, I have watched the show “Beyond Scared Straight” which focused on teens placed in a diversion program that showed them what jail will be like. The juveniles were given a specific date/time to appear at their state’s prison, in which they were accompanied by their parents and/or guardians. They were given orange prison jumpsuits to wear the entire day. They then went through the process of being admitted to the prison and spent the whole day being treated as an inmate. At the end, the parents had the final say, if they wanted to take them home or let them stay at the prison overnight. This program affected majority of the juveniles, a lot of their tough exterior
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