When looking for crime prevention strategies, it turns out that there are successful programs right under our noses.
One of those is called Turning Point: Rethinking Violence.
This program intervenes with first-time violent offenders and their families
Kamela Scott, program director, Psychological Services of the University of Florida Regional Trauma System, is the administrator and principal investigator on all research relating to the program.
She said in an e-mail that about 50 juveniles have been in the program each year, but it will be expanded this year due to increases in referrals and the desire to create a Turning Point diversion program …