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"Section 35" gives families, with little
to hope for, a chance to get youths straight

By Maureen Boyle
ENTERPRISE STAFF WRITER



Civil commitments by court and year
Court 2003 2004 2005 Total
Brockton 902 1,053 1,136 3,091
Plymouth 164 213 256 633
Quincy 506 598 677 1,781
Stoughton 54 43 36 133
Taunton 283 295 282 860
Wareham 93 115 156 364
Hingham 76 77 97 250
Total 2,078 2,394 2,640 7,112
Source: Massachusetts Trial courts