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County gains funding for Juvenile Court idea

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A $100,000 grant from the Wisconsin Department of Justice may help stop young offenders from becoming hardened criminals in St. Croix County.

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If the County Board votes to accept the funding, county officials will launch a new Juvenile Court project within the Circuit Court system.

Patterned after the county's already successful Drug Court, the Juvenile Court would provide young offenders and their families with an alternative to the traditional crime-and-punishment system.

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Jeff Holmquist
Jeff Holmquist has been managing editor of the New Richmond News since 2004. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and business administration from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. He has previously worked as editor in Wadena, Minn.; Detroit Lakes, Minn.; Hutchinson, Minn.; and Bloomington, Minn. He also was previously owner of the Osceola Sun, Stillwater Courier and Scandia Messenger along with his wife. Together they previously founded and published The Old Times newspaper for antiques and collectibles collectors; and Up!, a Christian magazine of hope and encouragement.
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