Juvenile Diversion Programs and Recidivism Research Paper by VC

Juvenile Diversion Programs and Recidivism
Examines juvenile diversion programs and their rate of success as well as the rates of recidivism.
# 148065 | 5,821 words | 14 sources | APA | 2011 | US

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This paper discusses the ever increasing rise of juvenile crime. It has a section on how family courts have been turning to juvenile diversion programs in an attempt to deter youth from future criminal activity. The writer researches various diversion programs through a compare and contrast analysis of success and also recidivism rates for repeat offenders who attended a diversion program.

Table of Contents
History of Juvenile Justice
Court Process and Secure Placement
Types of Juvenile Diversion
Literature Review

From the Paper:

"The Juvenile Justice System was developed over 125 years ago during the Progressive Era of the late 18th century in the United States. The Progressive Era belief was that with proper structure and disciplinary guidelines youth can be rehabilitated. Beginning in Chicago, separate juvenile court systems were established to help safeguard youths and attempt to address the needs of the offender with therapeutic rehabilitation. In exchange for special care, however, offenders in juvenile courts were not granted basic constitutional protections such as due process, pre-trial time served credit, remand to bail, and time off sentence for good behavior."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Austin, James; Dedel Johnson, Kelly; Weitzer, Ronald (2002) Juvenile Justice System. Retrieved from http://www.ncjrs.gov
  • Miryam Ghermezian Academy (2011) Project Extreme Mission Retrieved from http://projectextreme.org/mission.asp
  • National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (2001) Graduated Sanction Tools. Retrieved from http://www.ncjfcj.org
  • National Association of Therapeutic Wilderness Camping (2001) About NATWC Today Retrieved from http://www.natwc.org/about
  • Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, U.S. Dept of Justice (1996) Fact sheet no.36 Juvenile Boot Camps: Lesson Learned Retrieved from http://www.ojjdp.gov

Cite this Research Paper:

APA Format

Juvenile Diversion Programs and Recidivism (2011, August 30) Retrieved June 30, 2022, from https://www.academon.com/research-paper/juvenile-diversion-programs-and-recidivism-148065/

MLA Format

"Juvenile Diversion Programs and Recidivism" 30 August 2011. Web. 30 June. 2022. <https://www.academon.com/research-paper/juvenile-diversion-programs-and-recidivism-148065/>