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The 8% Solution is a practical, common-sense guide offering long-term solutions to juvenile crime through a proven program. Written in narrative style with a liberal use of anecdotal incidents, this is an easy-to-read description of the law and details effective ways to correct the problem.
Table of Contents
PART ONE:THE 8% PROBLEM
The 8% Problem
Serious, Chronic Juvenile Offenders
Crime at an Early Age
"Lets Give 'Em a Break "
The Continuing Family Crisis
School's Out for Good...and That's Bad
Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Getting "High" and Sinking Low
Gangs, Runaways and Thieves
Definately the Wrong Crowd
PART TWO: TOWARDS AN 8% SOLUTION
Laying the Groundwork
Devising an Intervention Strategy
From the Ivory Tower to the Street
Field Testing the Program Model
All's Well That Ends Well
The Field Test Results
A Case Study
A Lesson From the Real World
8% Solution - Orange County Style
True Collaboration and a One-Stop Shop
8% Lessons Learned
The Future of the 8% Solution
Building on a Sound Base