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Decade of Progress
Probation's Success with Juvenile Realignment

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Click here to watch this engaging video which discusses the history of Juvenile Justice Realignment and what factors at the time contributed to its passage.  

Take a closer look at how this historic reform impacted probation departments and how they were able to implement the reform with a focus on local treatment models for youth, evidence based rehabilitative strategies and better approaches to detention.

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Juvenile crime rates plummet amid new approaches to tackling youth crime
San Diego County

When San Diego County went looking for grant funds to help build a 300-bed jail for juveniles, officials argued that the 1950s-era Juvenile Hall on Meadowlark Lane was strained to the breaking point.

“There is literally no more room at the inn,” the county warned in a grant application in 1999 seeking $36 million in construction funds for what would become, in 2004, the East Mesa Juvenile Detention Facility.

And things were only going to get worse: At the time, the county estimated it would need 1,284 beds to house all its juvenile offenders by 2015.