Future of Juvenile Justice System

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Future of the Juvenile Justice System Proposal Introduction As juvenile justice consultants, we have analyzed the existing state legislature and made several proposals to ensure they are more effective in the future in reducing juvenile convictions and promoting rehabilitation among young offenders (Dammer & Albanese, 2014). The main aim of this proposal is to ensure that steps are taken to ensure fewer juvenile offenders, in case of offenders within the system; they will ensure that there is a reduction in the number of repeat offenders. To ensure this is done, there are various stakeholders who are involved with the process; these are the community, private sector, correctional facilities, courts and law enforcement officers. Role of the community In the future, the community should play an integral role in the conduct of juvenile offenders. According to research, juveniles embrace behavior that they see within their immediate community. As such, the first step of dealing with juvenile activities within the organization is removal of bad elements existing within the society. Within any social setup, majority of the wrong-doers are known to the public (Kupchik, 2006). Despite this, such people are still allowed to live amongst the community. Such activities encourage young people to take up criminal activities given that it is portrayed as the norm. Only when such people are removed from the community can additional programs to rehabilitate the youth be sustained. Majority of juvenile offenders are convicted of petty crimes. Rather than confine them in juvenile facilities, juvenile offenders should be subjected to community work. In this way, they will get to meet people within their community who will offer advice while contributing to the betterment of the community. Within the community, juvenile offenders are usually stigmatized and
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