Trends In The Juvenile Justice System

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Trends in juvenile justice from the punitive laws enacted by the 1990’s are now being changed. The article stated it was a bipartisan effort to change policies to align sound fiscal responsibility, community safety and better outcomes for youth(Brown, 2015). Some of the new changes will Address racial and ethnic disparities in justice systems, respond more effectively to the mental health needs of young offenders and Improve reentry and aftercare programs for youth(Brown, 2015). I feel if we can work with adolescent while they're young and get them on the right track, it gives them a better chance at doing better.
Working in the substance abuse field I’ve seen and increase in prescription drug abuse among all ages. Recently, Methadone,
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