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County strives for improved outcomes for juvenile offenders


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COLUMBUS, Ind. — County officials hope to reduce the number of juveniles detained within the criminal justice system here by joining Indiana's Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative and using its grant money to create a more effective juvenile justice strategy.

Criminal justice experts including Bartholomew Circuit Judge Stephen Heimann agree juveniles who are a danger to themselves and to others should be detained in a secure facility.

Please read Friday's edition of The Republic for more details.

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