Juvenile Justice System's Courts and Corrections

2319 Words Feb 4th, 2018 9 Pages
Across the United States, the juvenile justice system’s courts and corrections are scattered with ineffective strategies that are formed which instead increases crime, the nation’s youth are endangered and the future of this country are damaged, billions of taxpayer dollars are put down the drain, and most importantly our mission for equal justice under the law is compromised. Over the past couple of decades, our understanding of how to take on delinquency has expanded in many different forms such as its policy work. But how effective are these works? Amongst all kinds of policy that affect exposed families and their children, Juvenile Justice is atop the list, suffering division in regards to what is the best form of action versus common action. In other words it is between what we as people know works and what the system most often do that aren’t as successful. Our system relies heavily on incarceration and detention, we should instead focus our resources into proven strategies that are cost efficient, increase our public safety, and also look to increase the success of youth that become involved with the juvenile courts. Immediate attention should be enforced and required in combating abuse in juvenile facilities as well as reducing racial disparities. Juvenile Justice is mainly a state and local responsibility, but the Federal government can contribute in a pivotal way. In many cases state and local have a shortage in financial resources, which leads them to seek…
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