Partnership works to keep children from crime.


Brenda Raj, Anna Marie Askin-Evans, Elaine Lassiter and Marianne Clyde (left to right) are working together to help at-risk youth avoid future trouble with the law. Fauquier Times Staff Photo

Brenda Raj, Anna Marie Askin-Evans, Elaine Lassiter and Marianne Clyde (left to right) are working together to help at-risk youth avoid future trouble with the law. Fauquier Times Staff PhotoWith positive reinforcement, group therapy and a partnership with juvenile courts, one group plans to keep at-risk teens from a life of crime.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marianne Clyde, a Warrenton-based therapist, and Elaine Lassiter, the director of the county’s department of juvenile courts, have partnered to create a therapy program for at-risk youth.

First, Lassiter and her team determine if children in the court system present a low, moderate or high risk of committing crimes.

“The court system should be focusing on the moderate- or high-risk kids,” Lassiter said.

But for the younger ones or those without a criminal history, she wants to give them a chance to learn before they end up in front of a judge again.

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As posted in the Fauquier Times, by Michael Melkonian, December 9, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

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