The Juvenile System And Juvenile Corrections System

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The juvenile corrections system dates back to the Greek and Roman times where children were treated as adults when they committed offenses. In fact, children in trouble had no rights would receive very harsh sentences. Moving forward, Europe also treated children as adult when it came to criminal offenses. It wasn’t until the 19th century that reforms began to be considered and used on the behalf of children. In the US, just before this time in Boston, individuals began advocate for children who were troubled. After this the movement had grown to what we have today which are juvenile courts and numerous options for youth who are trouble (Chapter 2, 2000). In the US today, the juvenile court system is flooded with youth with multiple…show more content…
Unconditional probation refers to the idea that the probationer’s behavior is under observation and their probation has terms that must be met but they are not officially monitored by a probation officer. Meanwhile, conditional probation applies to those who have monitoring officially and has to report into the local law enforcement. Last, special probation applies to probationers who have to fulfill certain terms as a condition of their probation like complete school or a program for rehabilituation depending on the offense. On the other hand, Intensive probation by nature is more aggressive and is also known as JISP or Juvenile Intensive Supervised Probation. It requires more face to face with the probation officers and the offender and treatment is provided. Some believe that this option has its pros and cons. More so, it is beneficial that the offender is less likely to be arrested again for offenses since they receive treatment in addition to being monitored but at the same time the outcomes are not clear as the data is not being actively tracked due to the number of offenders in the system (Probation services). Day Treatment and Group Homes Other options in the Juvenile Correction system also include Day Treatment and Group home settings which are types of One day treatment facility in Kentucky has expectations outlined for youth to be in their treatment centers. After attending their facilities, offenders are expected to stay out of the system,
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