APD’s Juvenile Diversion Program Offering 11-Week Class Series
From the Arcata Police Department:
Juvenile Diversion’s primary objectives are working with youth and families to decrease dropout rates, decrease students entering continuation high schools, and decrease the number of youth entering the Juvenile Justice System. One of the services Juvenile Diversion offers is The Parent Project. The 11-week class series is geared to help parents improve adolescent school attendance, performance, reduce family conflict, curb drug and alcohol use, prevent runaways, gang involvement, stop violent behavior and develop strong, in-home prevention and intervention strategies. The Next Parent Project Series will be hosted by APD’s Juvenile Diversion Counselor, Cedric Aaron, and School Resource Officer, Victoria Marr. The series will begin on March 8, 2018 and hosted at Arcata High School.
Funded by Measure Z, Arcata Police Department’s Juvenile Diversion has closed 104 cases. Out of the 104 closed cases, 76 participants have successfully completed the Juvenile Diversion Program and 16 were referred to Probation. Currently, Juvenile Diversion has 65 open cases.