Source: (1991) Crime Law and Social Change 15(2):91-108.

A report describes development of the HALT diversion program for juvenile vandals in the Netherlands. Criteria for admission to the program were developed after analysis of interviews with a sample of 550 youths arrested for vandalism. The low-vandalistic group (LVG) accounted for 76% and the high-vandalistic group (HVG) for 24% of the sample. The LVG group should be punished, given 1 or 2 consultations, and required to repair the damage they have caused. The HVG group needs an individualized approach responsive to their many problems.