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County youth programs save money and change lives

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 9:35pm

For some, when it comes to juvenile offenders, some say to just lock e'm up and throw away the key.

But housing criminals is an expensive enterprise, and having repeat offenders starting at a young age is more than taxing on a state's budget.

This why Texas is looking to invest more in county run community programs that help to educate, and rehabilitate at-risk kids.

They are also encouraging independently run programs to continue their efforts, because not only is it cheaper, it has a better chance of changing someone's life for the good, than three walls and a set of bars.

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