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A Developmental Approach to Reforming Juvenile Justice

November 16, 2012 09:55:22 am
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the nation’s juvenile justice system must be overhauled to reflect developing knowledge about adolescent development, according to a new report by the National Research Council’s Committee on Assessing Juvenile Justice Reform.

The study, Reforming Juvenile Justice: A Developmental Approach, was published on Nov. 14 by the National Academies Press.

In the study, researchers argue that the juvenile justice system would better prevent recidivism and ensure fair treatment for adolescent offenders if it was built to promote healthy psychological development and the involvement of parental figures.

Juvenile justice programs should take differences between adolescents and adults into account, the report argues, noting that adolescents lack emotional maturity, are sensitive to peer pressure and often display a poor grasp of potential consequences.

Recommendations in the nearly 400-page report include using restitution and community service to hold offenders accountable, limiting instances of juvenile confinement, engaging offenders’ families and avoiding justice measures that might hamper successful transitions to adult life.

Read the report HERE.

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Posted by Silvermaven
Monday, November 26, 2012 12:07

When and IF they start treating our kids for the truth there will be no more need for juvenile justice.

The 1 in 29 of our kids who suffer lies of Autism which are extra activated cell wall deficient infections that share their genes are but a drop in the bucket of the true masses of people who are infected with sydromes and have no clue why……

Shame upon the US Justice System for letting murderes get away with these Crimes Against Humanity for over 35yr.s when they KNEW what caused the real AIDS and DID NOTHING to stop it.

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