Criminal justice research long has shown that most young people who enter the juvenile justice system are not on a path to committing crimes as adults.

As a report by the state Juvenile Justice Task Force that was formed in 2019 to improve the system put it, “most youth in the juvenile justice system have little or no prior history of delinquency, have not committed a felony or a (personal) offense, and do not score as high risk to reoffend.”

Tim Zyla can be reached at 570-644-6397 ext. 1341 or tim_z@newsitem.com.

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