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California Juvenile Diversion Effort Targets Native American Youth


August 24, 2018

A new $37.3 million juvenile diversion fund signed by Gov. Jerry Brown (D) in his 2018-2019 budget represents the first-ever state program specifically designed to help keep at-risk young people out of the justice system and prevent incarceration.

The fund includes $1 million specifically earmarked for Native American youth in the state, a group that has a disproportionate rate of arrest and has struggled to access mental health resources.


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