Anne Arundel County Police are piloting an intervention program out of their Eastern district that hopes to help prevent youth arrests. Police Chief Amal Awad said “Fresh Start” is a “forward-thinking,” pre-arrest diversion program to help provide resources to teens that may be involved with low-level criminal activity. “We understand that the juvenile brain is not fully developed until young adults reach approximately the age of 26 years old,” said Chief Awad. So rather than arresting a young person, the police department is diverting them to appropriate resources to deal with whatever issue is at hand.
Anne Arundel County Police Piloting ‘Fresh Start’ Program To Help Prevent Youth Arrests
March 31, 2021