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May 2024
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An addiction treatment plan typically involves various therapy modalities tailored to individual needs, treatment objectives, and the substance involved.
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Jan 2023
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Juvenile risk assessment tools are becoming increasingly popular among probation officers and behavior therapists as a way to reduce the risk of recidivism and improve outcomes for youth involved in the juvenile justice system. Juvenile probation is ...
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Jun 2022
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Ruben Saldana was only 12 years old when he joined a gang in Florida and by the age of 13, he was a leader. In a city with record gang affiliation, it can be hard to avoid the violence the gang organizations bring. But gang activity is not confined ...
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Apr 2022
Wednesday
Originally created with the intention of aiding adults in quitting traditional cigarettes, e-cigarettes have been finding their way into the hands of at-risk teens in recent years with an ever-increasing frequency. In 2011, less than five percent of ...
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Mar 2022
Wednesday
Drug and alcohol use can cause tragedy across all members of society. Perhaps one of the most vulnerable groups is that of justice-involved youth.
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Mar 2022
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Suspending and expelling students from school and taking them through the juvenile and criminal justice system for minor infractions has created the school-to-prison pipeline. According to a U.S. Department of Justice complaint, officials in some ...
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Feb 2022
Wednesday
There are many factors that can affect at-risk teenagers’ decision to smoke or drink alcohol. In the last few decades, however, the rapid growth of advertising and consumerism has begun to have an enormous influence on teens.
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Jan 2022
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Many young people worry that their criminal past will follow them throughout their lives. As soon as a high-risk teen comes into contact with law enforcement, a criminal record is opened on them, and this report will contain every single document ...
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Nov 2021
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Twenty-three-year-old Amber Graves was just five when her parents abandoned her and her one-year-old brother in the Bronx, New York. Graves and her brother spent years bouncing between homelessness and foster homes, with Graves also at times ...
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Oct 2021
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In the early 1990s, rising juvenile delinquency rates provoked a change in the general public’s opinion of the people committing the violations. Juvenile offenders, in particular, were represented as “vicious superpredators,” fueling the perception ...