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1 in 3 L.A. County youth offenders is re-arrested within year, study finds
1 in 3 L.A. County youth offenders is re-arrested within year, study finds

It took $400,000 and nearly four years of work to uncover, but experts now know a basic fact about Los Angeles County’s juvenile delinquency system: One-third of probationers are re-arrested within a year of their release. “The county has the biggest child prisons in the country and they couldn't tell you if the kids got fixed,” said Connie Rice, the civil rights attorney who leads the Advancement Project, the nonprofit that funded the study. The study, led by researcher Denise C. Herz at Cal State L.A., also sought to document the chaotic home lives of the children who end up in the county’s detention camps, group homes, psychiatric hospitals and...

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