Lowndes Co. looks into youth crime prevention program

Lowndes Co. looks into youth crime prevention program
The commissioners held their annual planning meeting to discuss their plans for 2019.

LOWNDES CO., GA (WALB) - The Lowndes County Board of Commissioners could be implementing a new youth crime prevention program.

The group discussed the idea in the board’s annual planning meeting.

The county’s spokesperson, Paige Dukes, shared that the county has a problem with the youth committing crimes in the community.

The board is looking to help those children before they become adults in the court system.

Specifics of the program have not been laid out, but a mentorship program could be part of it.

“It’s important that we create a better structure here as a community so that those children are not falling through the cracks," said Dukes.

Dukes also says that the group is looking to ensure that they are wisely using taxpayers’ dollar.

This means catching the youth before they become repeat offenders costing taxpayers more in the long run.

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