Volunteer programs No mixed incarceration Youth oriented public relations law enforcement officer programs (Officer Friendly) Greater use of probation Greater use of Community Courts/Teen Courts (victim-offender mediation modeling)
Juvenile Justice Reforms… continued Curfews are ineffective and are empirically invalid Bus ticket model Punishment for parents Face criminal charges Fines Community service Shaming
Rehabilitation Program Implementation Needs 1. Internal conversion of the treated (fertile ground) 2. Proper timing/zeitgeist (palatable environment) 3. Good program (good seed) 4. Capable program personnel (knowledgeable and skilled farmer) 5. Dedicated and persistent program personnel (hard working farmer) If any one of these is missing, the program fails/the crops fail.
Juvenile Justice Conclusions Ultimate answers lie outside the justice system (religion, schools, families) Justice systems are designed to buy time, not to serve as the foundations of a society: - more is being asked of the justice system than it was designed to do, and it is swaying under that weight - the justice system, which is so poorly designed,
Persistence The key in this struggle is dedication and persistence Things are hopeless, but we must be determined to make it otherwise, with dedication and persistence Press on. Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not. Nothing is more common than unsuccessful individuals with talent. Genius will not. Unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education alone will not. The world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence is singularly
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- Spring '16
- MR. SHAHEEM
- juvenile court, Juvenile Justice Court