Los Angeles Daily News: Juveniles Can Avoid Jail for Robbery, Burglary, Arson under New Policies by DA Gascon

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon is expanding a program allowing juveniles to potentially avoid prosecution for a host of violent crimes, including robbery, burglary, arson, sexual battery and assault without the use of a firearm.

Details of the Restorative Enhanced Diversion for Youth program are outlined in an internal memo from Chief Deputy District Attorney Sharon L. Woo to Juvenile Division prosecutors and obtained by the Southern California News Group.

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