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The Comprehensive Strategy for Serious, Violent, and Chronic Juvenile Offenders stresses adequate resource allocation at each stage of a continuum from universal prevention through prevention, diversion, probation, residential placement, and re-entry. Youth are served in the least restrictive placement appropriate, reserving residential placement for the highest risk youth. Prevention services are made available to at-risk youth with intervention services and a system of graduated sanctions targeted for offending youth. A Disposition Matrix has been developed and will be implemented in each Judicial Circuit. The Disposition Matrix is a structured decision-making tool that will guide juvenile probation officers in their recommendations to the court. Click here for more information on the Disposition Matrix.
The theoretical foundation of the Comprehensive Strategy is detailed below (from: Howell, J.C. (2003). Preventing and reducing juvenile delinquency: A comprehensive framework. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage):
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