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Turning Point Intervention Program Ends Body Bag Demonstration – The Florida Times-Union

A diversionary program in Jacksonville is making a dramatic change in its programming after receiving $31,000 from Jax Journey. The program, Turning Point: Rethinking Violence, will no longer be able to place the 80 to 100 juveniles that attend the program into body bags in front of their parents. The body bag portion of the program was implemented to show juveniles that may die from the crime they are committing. Those who work for the program fear that removing this portion will weaken the impact that the program provides. Read more. The program was also featured on an episode of A&E’s Beyond Scared Straight. Watch the episode here.