Future of the Juvenile Justice System Proposal

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Future of the Juvenile Justice System Proposal
Gina Tompkins, Marcus Hall, Terri Washington, Victor Jones
CJA 374
November 24, 2013
Bruce Clingan

Future of the Juvenile Justice System Proposal
The juvenile justice system is designed to correct and change the behavior of juvenile offenders. Change in behavior is an indication the system is working. If there is no change, the system is deemed ineffective and a team of juvenile justice consultants are called in to make corrections. In reality, this team is composed of four state officials whose sole purpose is to develop a proposal to present to the state legislature for recommendations of adjustments to the juvenile justice system. This team of consultants is creating these
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Law Enforcement
Law enforcement plays a large role in the juvenile justice system. If there was not any law enforcement, crime would be at a higher rate, and there would be no enforcing of the laws. Law enforcement is a key component to maintaining law, order, and control within the system. To improve on crime prevention strategies in regard to law enforcement, education would have to begin in the school system (Snyder & Sickmund, 2006). Through monies and property seized from drug deals, law enforcement officers can educate students about the realities of crime and things that will prevent juvenile delinquency. Seminars can be established in the beginning of the school year when more students are in attendance to get the message. Officers should connect with communities in hopes of getting through to these juveniles as role models by speaking at school events, community events, and simply talking to troubled juveniles about changing their lives. Funding from the seized drug money and property can help further educate, train, and create positive programs for juveniles.
A court can attain records that give an idea of a juvenile’s level of crime, and can determine by the juvenile’s history whether certain treatments or programs will help in the rehabilitation process. Courts have the power
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