City Police Launch New Program for Juvenile Offenders
Thursday, October 4, 2012 • 4:15pm
PATERSON, NJ - The Paterson Police Department's Juvenile Division, in conjunction with the Passaic County Youth Services Commission, proudly announces the launch of the Station House Adjustment Program on October 13, 2012 (8am-12pm) at 60 Temple Street Paterson, NJ.
The program is designed to divert first-time offenders who have committed minor offenses from formal court proceedings. This early intervention will deter the juvenile from continuing their negative behavior and diverts him/her from progressing further into the juvenile justice system.
The program services 10-14 juveniles (male and female) who will meet weekly on Saturdays for 10 weeks. The Paterson Police Juvenile Detectives will focus on topics that affect our youth today such as: Gangs, Drugs, Bullying, Stress Management, Conflict Resolution, Community Service, CPR, Life Skills, and reminding them their decisions have consequences.