The Pros And Cons Of Juvenile Delinquency

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Register to read the introduction… The first interaction of a young juvenile when he or she is apprehended is through the process of law enforcement. Much of law enforcement keeps a record on the characteristics of crimes that are actually reported. Although, many of them go unreported or even solved which make it difficult for law enforcement to solve or reduce the juvenile delinquency. Pg.2. This process is the defining factor that law enforcement strives to improve all aspects of the law enforcement to ensure society of its …show more content…
There are many services that the private sector can offer that are not offered by the public juvenile system and private organizations are usually cheaper and more cost efficient to operate. One program that is nonprofit and offers an alternative to incarceration is the Southwest Key Program. Housing, schooling, and shelter are provided to juveniles that have been referred by the courts. The main focus of the Southwest Key Program is to help juveniles and the families become more self sufficient (Champion, 2007).
Another program that uses past experiences of the juvenile so to rehabilitate and improve their behavior is the Youth Advocate Program. The Youth Advocate Program recognizes that the juvenile must adjust to existing challenges that they are faced with and cannot dwell on the past. The Youth Advocate Program understands the various issues that a juvenile faces and therefore this allows the Youth Advocate Program to identify the source of the trouble and help in rehabilitating the juvenile offender (Champion,
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The model of the Missouri Youth Services differs from the California Youth Authority. This model has taken a different approach and has shown those positive results with 34% recidivism. One way this was done in the state of Missouri was a clear definition of the goals and plan for the juvenile system within the state. This was executed with three simple steps; first, the system needs to have a consistent philosophy of management shared by all participants. Second, the people being hired should be trained in the same philosophy. Third, the administration of the program is consistent with the program philosophy (Champion, 2007). The history of juvenile system is this, a system split in two. Those systems that have should positive results, and those with negative results. There a very clear differences between the states of California and Missouri, but finding a clear model that will be employed throughout the state that has positive results should be the way to go (Champion, 2007).
On the parts for the funding for the juvenile system will have be each state’s priority, but there are clear issues of reform that will need to take place in order to make sure that there are the funds ready available for these programs. The juvenile system if done correctly has and can yield positive results, and should not be

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