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Breaking Cycles

Administered by the San Diego County Probation Department and funded by the State Legislature through the California Board of Corrections (BOC), the Breaking Cycles project is a two-pronged collaborative effort to 1) prevent at-risk youth from entering the juvenile justice system and 2) hold juvenile offenders accountable through a comprehensive system of graduated sanctions. This report describes the process of program implementation and assesses the impact of program delivery.

Project Manager

Dr. Cynthia Burke, Director, Criminal Justice Research Division
Phone: (619) 699-1910, Email:

For media inquiries, please contact the SANDAG Public Information Office at (619) 699-1950 or