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Save Our Streets

Save Our Streets is an education program for 13-17 year olds charged with weapons offenses.  The program focuses on addressing public policy issues involving juvenile weapon possession and explores the workings of the juvenile justice system.  

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District of Columbia pilot program

The Save Our Streets pilot project was funded by a grant from the Metropolitan Life Foundation to the National Institute for Dispute Resolution.  It permitted the Superior Court of the District of Columbia and Street Law to restructure a 12-week diversion program for first-time juvenile offenders operated by Street Law since 1979.  The restructured program provided 16 two-hour classes on Saturday mornings for pre-adjudicated youth referred to the program by the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, Social Services Division, Family Branch.  Participation in the SOS program was court-ordered for the referred youth.  This program is conducted at and funded by the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.

Save Our Streets Connecticut

Street Law, Inc. trained and provided technical assistance to the Youth Risk Reduction Center in New Haven, CT, and the Juvenile Risk Reduction Center in New Britain, CT, to implement the Save Our Streets program as a violence intervention program for youth involved in the juvenile court.  The 12-week program is delivered as part of a contract with the Court Support Services Division of the Connecticut Judicial Branch for center-based and cognitive behavioral therapy services targeting post-adjudication youth ages 11–17.

 

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If you have questions about this program/publication, please contact Deborah Foster.

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