Hat's off the the LA County Sheriff! Doing anything that puts a human face on old adversaries must be good.
Here where I live, (WV) most of the squids are so geriatric(old Duc and Brit riders) that we no longer have the energy to street race. So our SO's office finds us at the local dinner drinking coffee and incriminating ourselves with stories of riding adventures from years past.
If we were younger, we too would need a program like this.
Programs like this one work because deep down inside, we are pack animals. Doing something that separates us from the pack affects us at some subconscious level. That's why programs like this are somewhat effective.
Yes, there are going to be individuals that are so hopeless nothing but jail is going to help. With this program and others like it, even the un-savable individual is close at hand to law enforcement and known to them. Making them both easy to monitor and easy to catch.