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Youth Detention Center

asked such questions as what is juvenile justice system, what causes problem behavior in these youths, what are the solutions, are they effective, and which of these solutions yield the greatest results. Juvenile detention centers have become one of the most commonly used solutions under this system. Of the 2.8 million youth arrested each year, around 90,000 are incarcerated in public and private detention and correctional institutions throughout the United States (Morrison & Epps 118). Therefore,...

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Negative Impact of Juvenile Detention Centers

Negative Impact of Juvenile Detention Centers Juvenile Justice Program Analysis Today, violent juvenile crime is a major concern in the presence of the juvenile justice system. Over the years, juvenile crimes have been classified in four categories, violent crimes, drug and alcohol violations, sexual offenses and status offenses. Violent crimes committed by juveniles have included assault, rape, homicide, robbery, arson, vandalism, larceny, theft, and auto theft as well as possessions of weapons...

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Alternatives to Detention

Alternatives to Detention Placing juveniles in a detention facility is not always the best way to go. There are a number of alternatives that can be used instead of putting a juvenile in a facility. When deciding which type of program to place a juvenile in, the court officials must take into consideration the safety of the public. Many offenders can be effectively rehabilitated through community-based supervision while there are other serious offenders that may require confinement to protect...

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Detention Discrimination

The Case of Detention Discrimination Virginia Blackstone Kaplan University The Case of Detention Discrimination In this case, the Milwaukee County Juvenile Detention Center started a new policy requiring each unit of the facility to be staffed at all times by at least one officer of the same gender as the detainees housed at a unit. The purpose of the policy was to reduce the likelihood of sexual abuse of juveniles by offers of the opposite gender. Due to the makeup of the force, the policy...

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Establishing a School-Based Mentoring Program for Youth

Establishing a School-Based Mentoring Program for Youth This article is about a high school counselor who realizes the struggles of students who are involved in the transition from the juvenile system into adulthood. The students range from having an emotional disorder to being incarcerated to getting out of a juvenile detention center to having a learning disability in a school setting. The couselor has decided that a school-based mentoring program will help ease students...

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Preventing Crime

misunderstood problem. Juvenile detention centers are filled with youths, and although crimes committed by youths have gradually decreased since the 80’s and 90’s, it still remains unfortunately high. Teenagers are a high crime demographic, as they frequently lack the reasoning and planning abilities of older people. Prone to boredom and easily swayed by peers, teens are a high risk group even before adding in other factors such as poverty. When it comes to keeping our nation’s youths out of trouble, what actions...

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Ethical Issues Either for or Against the Death Penalty

case.Juveniles are put into centers in which once processed in the juvenile court system there are many different pathways for juveniles. Whereas some juveniles are released directly back into the community to undergo community-based rehabilitative programs, some juveniles may pose a greater threat to society and to themselves and therefore are in need of a stay in a supervised juvenile detention center. If a juvenile is sent by the courts to a juvenile detention center there are two types of facilities:...

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alternatives to prison for juveniles

program. Many juvenile offenders can be effectively rehabilitated through community- based supervision and intervention. There is need for alternatives to detention; research on traditional confinement in large training schools or correctional facilities has found relatively high recidivism rates (Austin, Johnson and Weitzer, 2005). The time a youth spend in confinement not only takes the individual away the negative factors that may influence his behavior but also take them away from any other positive...

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Conflict is pretty much inevitable when

a brief description of a youth counselor and their role and responsibilities to their group, how they work to resolve conflicts within the group, and youth programs can incorporate that help youth learn to work together and resolve their conflicts in positive manner. A youth counselor coaches and develops children and teenagers through their personal mental or emotional issues, disabilities, and/or substance abuse. They may need to provide crisis intervention, help youth deal with overwhelming situations...

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Should Juveniles Be Tried as Adults

sentencing a youth offender to a term of punishment to be carried out with adult offenders may continue the devastating cycle of violence in our culture, I do not agree that juvenile offenders should receive a smaller sentence or easier punishment on the basis of the affects of cross imprisonment. Instead I would argue that the justice system of America must evolve to adequately evaluate and implement punishment and reform that is conducive to the development of juvenile offenders. Youth crime in America...

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