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The 8% Solution

The 8% Solution
Preventing Serious, Repeat Juvenile Crime

December 1999 | 152 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The 8% Solution is a practical, common-sense guide offering long-term solutions to juvenile crime through a proven programme. 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.
The 8% Problem
Serious, Chronic Juvenile Offenders

Crime at an Early Age
"Lets Give `Em a Break"

Disrupted Families
The Continuing Family Crisis

School Failure
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

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

Overcoming Barriers
8% Lessons Learned

The Future of the 8% Solution
Building on a Sound Base


An easy to follow text well laid out and accessible to students of all levels

Ms Louise Cadwell
Dept. of Applied Social Studies, National University of Ireland, Maynooth
March 19, 2013

Michael Schumacher

Michel Schumacher Ph.D. was employed by the County of Orange for over 32 years in a variety of positions. He was the Chief Probation Officer for over 20 years and in that capacity supervised in excess of 20,000 adult and juvenile offenders and operated two Juvenile Halls and three other custody facilities. He was elected president of two statewide correctional organizations; the California Probation, Parole and Correctional Association (CPPCA) and the Chief Probation Officers of California (CPOC) and served as Legislative Chairman for CPOC for 13 years. For about a year Dr. Schumacher was the Director of the Orange County Health Care... More About Author

Gwen A. Kurz

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