Research conducted by:
RAND Justice, Infrastructure, and Environment;
Safety and Justice Program
Research Briefs (3)
Over the past ten years, probation departments across the state of California have undertaken five major initiatives aimed at juvenile offenders and at-risk youths.
Much less attention has been paid to diverting youths who have not yet committed crimes from doing so.
How much crime reduction can they expect from the three-strikes law? And how much will it cost? What about the alternatives? And where will the money come from?