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Jun 2021
Wednesday
What price do we pay by charging youths as adults? In the United States, you are considered an adult at the age of 18. You can legally vote in an election or join the military at this age without a guardian’s consent. However, in some states, a ...
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May 2021
Wednesday
What we already know from years of research is effective interventions and risk assessments for young people in the juvenile justice system must address risk factors across all aspects of the adolescent’s life. To succeed, they need to take into ...
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May 2021
Wednesday
Imagine spending thousands of dollars for justice-involved youth to be sent to juvenile facilities, only to have them end up in the same position in the future. Recidivism - the tendency of a convicted criminal to re-offend - is a worrying statistic ...
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Apr 2021
Wednesday
Growing up is a difficult process for many teens across the U.S., as developing a positive self-image can be a daunting task in the face of society's ever-changing landscape. Teens feel pressure from different areas of their lives: from one's ...
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Apr 2021
Wednesday
Over the course of the last twenty or so years, there has been much discussion focused on the causes of juvenile crime. Studies have been conducted, people have been surveyed, facilities have been inspected, and it has all lead to at least one solid ...
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Feb 2021
Wednesday
The pandemic has forever changed the way businesses operate and we can expect to see a shift to even more online applications as we look forward to 2021.
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Dec 2020
Thursday
Solitary confinement is defined as the isolation of an incarcerated individual for 22 to 24 hours per day sometimes lasting for weeks, months, and in some cases, even years. The only interactions a detainee can expect during solitary are brief ...
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Dec 2020
Monday
Juvenile probation is a form of sentencing that allows justice-involved youth to remain in their communities while under the supervision of the court. During the probationary period, a youth may be required to follow certain terms or conditions. ...
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Nov 2020
Wednesday
Girls are different from boys—an obvious statement that isn’t so obvious in much of the juvenile-justice system. In the past, girls historically made up a smaller percentage of the juvenile justice system. However, the number of girls entering the ...
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Nov 2020
Wednesday
Every day in the U.S., one in five children are struggling with significant mental health issues. These diagnoses take many different forms— attention deficit disorder, depression, and anxiety are among the most common— but all of them, left ...