Juvenile Justice system.

Lawmakers Secure Funding For Youth Courts
Youth court programs in New Bedford and Fall River are getting a boost from Beacon Hill.
Local lawmakers have secured $100,000 for youth courts in both cities.
Youth courts are juvenile diversion programs that offer first time youthful offenders the chance to go before a jury of their peers, rather th…
Patrick Unveils Initiative To Reduce Recidivism Rate In Mass.
Gov. Deval Patrick has unveiled what he's calling a landmark initiative aimed at reducing recidivism among high-risk young men.
 
    Patrick said Wednesday that the proposal will cut crime, save taxpayers money, and improve outcomes for hundreds of young men leaving the juven…