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J.C. Scott: Pima County attorney explains programs

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John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Pima County attorney explains programs

On Monday's edition:

We profileed the Pima County Attorney's Office, with Barbara LaWall explaining her programs, including Community Justice Boards, extablished in May of 1998.

Now located throughout Pima County, volunteer Community Justice Boards focus on juvenile offenders by holding family conferences to learn more about the youth, their families, and the circumstances surrounding the offense

To start our second hour, we profiled the CARGO program, a collaboration between the County Attorney's Office, law enforcement agencies, trauma surgeons, and physical therapists whose goal is to encourage responsible gun ownership and reduce the number of unintentional shootings. The program distributes free gun locks and provides education about firearm safety to families, businesses, educators, and other interested groups in the community.

We concluded with a profile of the S.M.A.R.T. Program. The School Multi-Agency Response Team is a collaboration between the Pima County Attorney's Office, Pima County school districts, local law enforcement, and juvenile probation. The program assists schools in preventing and detecting crime and providing special services to juveniles identified as being at risk. This collaborative school-based program was created in 1997.

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