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Accomplishments in Juvenile Probation in California Over the Last Decade

Volume 70 Number 1
June 2006

Beginning with legislative changes in California in 1993, probation departments in California began moving from a focus on suppression, enforcement, and monitoring of youthful offenders to a focus on families and on rehabilitative and therapeutic approaches. The authors describe the new initiatives and link these efforts with potential impacts on youth crime and other outcomes.