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Butte County received state funds to support its juvenile diversion programs.
Butte County received state funds to support its juvenile diversion programs.
January 5, 2017

Butte County Receives $3500 for Juvenile Diversion Efforts

Butte County recently received $3,500 through the Juvenile Justice Reinvestment Initiative, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. Butte County was selected to receive the state funds after successfully diverting juveniles from the criminal justice system.

The number of juveniles referred to diversion programs as well as the number who successfully complete the program must be submitted to the Department of Corrections in order for counties to receive funding. Last year, 19 juveniles were referred to a diversion program, 14 of whom completed the program.

Nearby Lawrence County received $10,250 through the initiative while Meade County received $5,500.

To read more about Butte County, visit its community profile.

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