Arbitration Program Celebrated

I was pleased to be invited to an event today over at the Alpha Center celebrating the Kershaw County Youth Arbitration Program.  This very innovative program provides an alternative to Family Court and DJJ for youth offenders.  The alternative involves intensive counseling, community service and other forms of restitution, and very strict monitoring.  The program has had a 93% success rate!   I can say from a school district standpoint that students who go through this program have also done much better in school both academically and behaviorally.  I am deeply grateful to Solicitor Dan Johnson and the folks at the Alpha Center for making this program a reality.  It’s made a big difference in a lot of young lives!

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