Some juveniles will get new start

Some juveniles will get new start by Nick Mariano

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The new year might represent a fresh start for many, but for some juveniles in six Southern Illinois counties, Jan. 1 could prove to be life altering.

Beginning in January, most counties within the First Circuit Judicial District will roll out their Redeploy Illinois program to provide services previously lacking for youth between the ages of 13 and 18 convicted of non-violent crimes.