“....Law enforcement agreed for the most part to let school officials handle such delinquents through two counseling programs: PROMISE and the Behavior Intervention Program.”
“Law enforcement” is people. Who agreed?
There was another program. The re-engagement program was for serious juvenile offenders the Broward County School district had transitioned back to school. It amounted to almost 2,000 incarcerated students—a number comparable to student bodies at many high schools. Local probation officers warned that these offenders would have a high risk of re-offending. That warning was unheeded because it meant money for the school district.