Poughkeepsie PD forms Juvenile Intervention program

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POUGHKEEPSIE – The Poughkeepsie City Police Department has launched its Juvenile Intervention Program, which will focus on providing youth with life and job skills, educational and employment opportunities, and other resources to address mental health issues.

The new program will target at-risk youths in hopes of resolving the recent trend of violence in the city.

Police Chief Thomas Pape said that through a collaboration of several community groups there have been early signs of potential success in the program.

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