Chapter 11_Juvenile Corrections

Chapter 11_Juvenile Corrections - Chapter 11: Juvenile...

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Chapter 11: Juvenile Corrections I. Introduction a. Corrections serves several functions b. One of the most obvious being to protect the public by removing juvenile offenders from the community i. Incapacitation c. Corrections has a dual function with youthful offenders: i. Holding them accountable for their behavior and ii. Providing them with the educational, vocational, personal and social skills needed to successfully return to the community as productive, self- regulated, law abiding adults II. The Concept of Graduated Sanctions a. Immediate sanctions are usually diversion mechanisms that hold youths accountable for their behavior by avoiding formal court processing. They are typically appropriate for most first-time offenders, status offenders, and some minor repeat offenders III. Standard Probation a. Probation has been called the “workhorse of the juvenile justice system” and falls at the least restrictive end of the continuum of intermediate sanctions b. Probation allows youths adjudicated delinquent to serve their sentences in the community under correctional supervision c. An important responsibility of the probation officer is helping the court to establish the conditions of probation. d. Two kinds of probationary conditions are usually established: mandatory and discretionary . i. Most mandatory conditions specify that probationers (1) may not commit a new delinquent act (2) must report as directed to their probation officer and (3) must obey all court orders e. Probation is the most common disposition of the juvenile or family court
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f. The formal goals of probation are to protect the public, to hold juveniles accountable for their actions and to improve the delinquents behavior – in short, rehabilitation g. The Probation Officer i. Probation officers are in the unique position of serving both the court and the correctional areas of juvenile justice ii. The probation officers has traditionally been responsible for two key functions: 1. Personally supervising and counseling youths on probation and 2. Serving as a link to other community services
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