Many young people get into trouble at some point. For many, it will be something minor and no concern of the law. Others, however, sometimes unknowingly, go a step too far. The unfortunate thing is that this can result in a mark on your record that can severely impact your future. However, in a bid to help youths break out of a downward spiral of illegal activity, Baltimore, Maryland, has initiated an intervention operation.
In a previous post, we looked at the implications of juvenile delinquency and how offenses are classified into two general types. As we saw, in some cases juveniles may be tried as adults, depending on the nature of the crime. Others may be deemed to have committed relatively minor offenses. In general, it is these youths that Baltimore's initiative targets.