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Attorney-General Shirley Bond says she's concerned after hearing that two teenage girls accused of stabbing several people along the Skytrain line Tuesday night had 142 encounters with police in the past 14 months.
Bond says it speaks to the so-called "revolving door of justice" but says a pilot program aimed at prolific offenders may be the answer.
"Some of the work that was done on that prolific offender project actually showed a 40 per-cent reduction in offender recidivism including reductions in property crime and violent offences. So, we have had a pilot project in place, we've seen some good results, and we're actually taking the principles from that pilot and looking at how we can apply them across the province."
Skytrain police have raised concerns the teens were released by the courts shortly after their previous arrests.