Statement of Jeffrey A. Butts to the Council of the District of Columbia, Committee on the Judiciary

Testimony

Statement of Jeffrey A. Butts to the Council of the District of Columbia, Committee on the Judiciary

January 14, 2004

Abstract

Legislative efforts related to juvenile crime typically focus on violence because crime issues are more compelling when they involve violence, but policies and programs to reduce violent crime may not help communities deal with less serious, nonviolent offenses. Efforts to reduce less serious offenses, however, are a sensible and cost-effective component in overall crime control.

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