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Court Watch reaches out to teens who break the law

Reported by: Fatima Rahmatullah
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Updated: 5/18 10:21 am
LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3.com) -- According to the Department of Juvenile Justice Services, the recidivism rate for juvenile offenders in Clark County is more than 50 percent.

In an effort to reduce that rate, local judges are thinking outside the box to try and teach young offenders an adult lesson, hoping that keeps them from returning to the system.

The Court Watch Program is proving to be a popular alternative when it comes to dealing with juvenile offenders. But it is a volunteer-based operation, where only a handful of judges and attorneys take part.

On average, the program processes only a slim fraction of those kids who offend.

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