Cjs240 Corrections and Treatment

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Assignment: Corrections and Treatment
CJS/240
January 23, 2011

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* Probation, restitution, and institutionalization are all things that we hear when it comes to those that commit crimes, even juveniles. Anyone that commits a crime regardless of their age has to pay the price; juveniles of all ages are included. Let’s talk about some of their treatment programs. * There are many forms of community based treatment for juvenile delinquents; probation, restitution, and vocational training are among the many. Probation is a non-punitive, legal disposition of juveniles emphasizing community treatment in which the juvenile is closely supervised by an officer of the court and must adhere to a strict set of rules to avoid incarceration (Siegel, 2005). For example, the juvenile may be required to random drug and alcohol testing or have a curfew. This type of community based treatment is important because it allows the juvenile to remain in the community while receiving treatment and a chance to correct their misdeeds. Restitution may also be something that the probation requires. Restitution is when the juvenile is ordered to pay the victim or victims as compensation for the damages, physical or emotional, related to the crime. This is a good way for the youth to learn that one must pay for their crime. In addition to punishment for the crime that was committed the juvenile may be able to receive help in other ways, such as vocational training. This is so that the youth can gain a skill in order to get a job; this is really important because it allows the juvenile to make a living legally and helps to build their confidence. If treats like these are not able to get a juvenile on the straight and narrow he or she may end up behind bars, and today there are many issues...
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