Essay on Juvenile Justice

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Portfolio on Juvenile Status Offenders

A juvenile status offender is a youth charged with an offense that is not consider a crime if committed by an adult; this would include but not limited to running away from home, curfew violations, underage drinking, skipping school, or beyond a parents control. Status offenders are usually not incarcerated on their first offense, but violating a court order can find them as delinquent who can result in being place in a correction or detention facility. Juvenile crime statistics are gathered from local law enforcement agencies by the FBI in order to better understand the nature and extent of juvenile crimes in the United States. Juvenile crime statistics reflect arrest information and do not
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Many factors to look for would be: hyperactivity concentration problems restlessness risk takers aggressiveness antisocial behavior deviant behavior academic failure truancy 10.parent separation 11.poor family bonding 12.mistreatment at home Correction and Detention Facilities Juvenile detention facilities are design to house youths in the juvenile justice system awaiting court decisions such as a dispositional hearing, probation, confinement or community service. Juveniles can also be sent to a detention facility by court order, this is usually for a short period of time. Juveniles are put in detention facilities under court order, if they cannot be sent home, or to prevent them from harming themselves or other (The Contemporary Juvenile Justice System). Correction programs are establish to guide juveniles in the right direction through community interaction, family counseling, recreational and proctor programs, alternative schools, foster homes, employment training and treatment for delinquent behavior. Probation officers also provide community resources to the juvenile such as vocational rehabilitation centers, vocational schools, mental health services,
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