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Resource ID: #16235
Subject: Juvenile Justice System
Source: Westword (Denver)
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Date: December 2, 1999

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This article "examines the turmoil within Colorado's Youthful Offender System, an innovative 'last chance' program for violent adolescents facing the adult prison system. Operated by the Department of Corrections, YOS showed promise in its early years but is now plagued with staff turnover and dissension and a rising failure rate, stemming from a clash of cultures between rehabilitation-minded veteran staffers and new employees brought in by the DOC as the program expanded...."

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