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.

Laying the Groundwork: Devising an Intervention Strategy

Laying the groundwork: Devising an intervention strategy

There will never be enough money, people, or programs to solve all the problems faced by each youth in our society. In the fight against juvenile crime, we must focus our efforts on the group with the greatest potential to burden and victimize society and the ones most likely to fail in life. This group cries out for our attention.

On completing the 8% studies described previously, the Orange County Probation Department took on the task of developing a program that could help solve our 8% Problem. We could not idly sit and watch new waves of 8% youth enter the juvenile justice system each year, developing nearly unchecked into chronic juvenile offenders ...

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