Characteristics Of Juvenile Delinquents

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Characteristics of Juvenile Probation & Requirements
Most Common Types of Probation Requirements
Along with juvenile probation comes juvenile probation requirements. In 2009, 59 percent of juveniles were deemed delinquent by a court of law, and out of that, 60 percent were sanctioned with a probationary sentence (NeMoyer et al., 2014). When placed on probation, juveniles face a plethora of stringent obligations, which includes, but not limited to, probation officer check-ins, adherence to curfews, therapy sessions, making amends to any victims of the offense, volunteer work/community service, random illegal drug testing, etc., etc. (2014). Some of the most common required probation terms sanctioned against juvenile delinquents were attending school, illicit drug testing, obeying curfews, youth enrichment organizations, paying restitution through community service, as well as courses in anger management (2014). If a probationer
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These specialty courts have 100,000 referrals annually, and they are currently established in the Washington, D.C., as well as 49 of the 50 United States (2015). They are typically not associated with the juvenile courts and generally function to avoid exposing youths to official judiciary procedures (2015). Bright et al., state that, like many other alternative programs, the effectiveness of youth courts is “influenced by the belief that formal court processing and in particular the ‘delinquent’ label may be harmful for youths” (2015), otherwise known as self-fulfilling prophecy. Families and participants in these special courts attest that they provide valuable information and experiences, due to their focus on healthy peer relations and influences, and also posit that it gives youths an impactful and often unprecedented glimpse into the ways of the official judicial

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