Crime And Social Problems In The Juvenile Justice System

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In this analysis there will be research to support the facts of the social problem at hand. The social problem consists of overcrowding in the prison system, but most importantly why is there a high percentage of delinquents. Majority of the delinquency comes from their juvenile life stage. To combat the social problem there have been attempts to revive an act that once helped with this social problem. Now that the act has expired for a few years there has been two requests from the federal side to revive something similar to the act. On the state side there has been bills proposed to help nip the problem at the bud. Instead of dealing with the social problem in the future, why no deal with it when it’s still a seed. There will also be research …show more content…
In the report of “How OJJDP Is Improving Outcomes for the Nation’s Youth” it talks about what the act was about and has statistics of how successful it has been. To support the transition of juveniles to adulthood there were programs to reduce juvenile delinquency and crime, protecting children from sexual exploitation, and abuse. It also helped improve the juvenile justice system to protect the public’s safety. One of the programs was the Socioeconomic Mapping and Resource Topography (SMART). What it does is it shows the geographic area of crime and delinquency. Then from there it also shows it there is a nearby government agency or community resource to help prevent and control illegal activities. The people who used this was the Federal and State juvenile justice program, Department of Health and Human Services, as well as Housing and Urban Development. In order to approve grants to help fight Juvenile delinquency, the application is required to go through SMART that has a formula. There were 130 hours of workshops that targeted educational needs for youths in the juvenile justice system to childhood maltreatment and later …show more content…
Proposition 47 with a winning vote of 60 percent. What it does is it classifies non-serious, nonviolent crimes as misdemeanors instead of felonies, unless the defendant has prior convictions for murder, rape, and certain sex offenses or certain gun crimes. It permits re-sentencing for those who are currently serving a prison sentence for any of the offenses that the initiative reduces to misdemeanors. Before resentencing it requires a thorough review of criminal history and a risk assessment to ensure they do not pose a risk to the public. Any savings as a result of this proposition created a Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Fund. The estimated range is 150 million to 250 million per year. The Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Fund is composed of Department of education, which receives 25% of the savings, Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board 10%, and the remaining 65% to the Board of State and Community Correction. The crimes that would be reduced to misdemeanor is shoplifting, grand theft, receiving stolen property, forgery, fraud, and writing a bad check. All having to not exceed 950 dollars. The last crime would be personal use on most of the illegal

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