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Juvenile Justice Program Working in Ogle County

May 11, 2010, Bill Miston, WREX-TV, Rockford, Illinois

Ogle County's States Attorney says an effort to keep kids out of court is working. In 2007, the county moved away from traditional punishment for youth offenders focusing more on community resources. In the last couple of years, that effort's been helped by a $300,000 grant. "When they called me and the police were there and I thought, well, this is it. He's going to have to go to court." For Dan M.--who didn't want to reveal his last name--having an alternative like, Focus House in…

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