Marion County prosecutor details plan to keep more children out of juvenile detention

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WTHR on 7/1/2021 by WTHR Staff

INDIANAPOLIS, Marion County — Marion County Prosecutor Ryan Mears detailed a program on Thursday that would give low-level, non-violent juvenile offenders a second chance to avoid the criminal justice system.

The “Second Chance Program” will partner with Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis.

Instead of a nonviolent juvenile offender ending up in the criminal justice system, they will get a one-year membership to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis.