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Diversion Program Makes Strides Among Juveniles Since Inception

By Gordon HopkinsJefferson County Commissioners were surprised by the report given by Peggy Galloway, Director of Diversion Services, at a meeting on Tuesday, April 19. When discussing the current state of Juvenile Diversion, Galloway said, “I have one in Juvenile Diversion that’s almost done. I had four all year.”“Wow. That’s really the least that we had since we started the program,” said county commissioner Mark Schoenrock.

That covers the period from July of last year until now. For perspective, Galloway reported in the first year of the program that she saw approximately 40 juveniles.A diversion program is a voluntary program that of...

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