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In The News

  • 10/17/2014 Muskegon's curfew program encourages youth to stay off streets The city of Muskegon County, Michigan, has started to conduct periodic curfew sweeps and a curfew intervention program to make sure local youth are abiding by the curfew rules. The curfew enforcement is designed to ensure that youth are accounted for after a certain time of night, and is also intended to reduce violence and other criminal activity in the area.
  • 10/17/2014 County candidates discuss juvenile justice issues The Story County Juvenile Justice Committee in Iowa held a meeting with the candidates for county attorney and the Story County Board of Supervisors to discuss issues of importance to at-risk youth in the county. Attendees discussed various issues affecting local youth, including restorative justice programs, online court records, and a proposal championed by the local Youth and Shelter Services to ban e-cigarettes in public places county-wide.