The 8% Solution is a practical, common-sense guide offering long-term solutions to juvenile crime through a proven program. Written in narrative style with a liberal use of anecdotal incidents, this is an easy-to-read description of the law and details effective ways to correct the problem.

A Case Study: A Lesson From the Real World

A case study: A lesson from the real world

The greatest concern of those who participated in the pilot program was that these positive early results would be short-lived. They feared that once probation officers and volunteers were no longer involved daily in the lives of these families, they would slip back into their old ways and the teenagers would continue on a path leading to crime. Were kids and families temporarily propped up, or were they developing the coping skills to deal with the challenges of day-to-day life?

The field test experience demonstrated that these kids and families would need substantial time and varied opportunities to practice the new skills and behaviors they had begun to learn. ...

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