Status Offenders, Dependent and Neglected Youths, and Juvenile Victimizations

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Status Offenders, Dependent and Neglected Youths, and Juvenile Victimizations: As they come into contact with the juvenile justice system different, delinquent youths are treated differently in this system. Notably, the jurisdiction of this system and its courts also extends to non-delinquent youths like dependent and neglected youths, and status offenders. However, non-delinquents are not only viewed differently but they are also treated separately from delinquents. In most cases, non-delinquents are regarded as children in need of help and supervision while delinquents are held accountable and punished for their actions. Nonetheless, non-delinquents undergo several similar processes and dispositions like delinquents because of the differing reasons for the intervention of the juvenile justice system. Delinquents vs. Non-delinquents: Whereas dependent youths are those whose parents don't have the ability to take care of them, the neglected ones are youths whose parents have declined to take care of though they have the ability to do so. Some of the major causes of dependency include severe physical and mental disabilities and death of parents while the failure to offer adequate supervision to intense sexual, physical, and emotional abuse contributes to neglect. There are two major types of agencies in the juvenile justice system that deals with the delinquents and non-delinquents. One of these types of agencies is the human-service type agency that focuses on the

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