Reduction in Juvenile Arrests in Ventura County California
Data and analysis from an NCCD report on the Ventura County [California] Juvenile Justice Plan will provide a blueprint for the county moving forward, according to Mark Varela, the county’s chief probation officer. The recent NCCD report shows a 58% drop in juvenile arrests from 2008 to 2014 in Ventura County. However, mental health issues, drug abuse, and gang prevention all need to be addressed. Read the full article on the report here. Read more about NCCD’s work in juvenile justice here.