Breaking Cycles: Preventing and Reducing Delinquency in San Diego County

Cynthia Burke, San Diego Association of Governments
Susan Pennell, San Diego Association of Governments

ABSTRACT
Breaking Cycles is a multi-agency, geographically diverse project designed to prevent juveniles from becoming delinquent by focusing prevention programs on at-risk youth and their families and improving the juvenile justice and community response to juvenile offenders through a system of graduated sanctions. Based on the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's (OJJDP) Comprehensive Strategy, the program is predicated upon a philosophy of shared responsibility and coordinated action that prevents duplication of efforts, identifies system gaps, and creates a seamless web of integrated supervision, service, and support for at-risk youth. Findings from the final evaluation report will be presented during this session and will include results from both the process and impact evaluations of both program components.

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Updated 05/20/2006