Delinquency Prevention Programs

Delinquency Prevention Programs
A juvenile is termed to be delinquent if they commit a crime if committed by an adult would be termed as criminal. Acts of delinquent include drug offences, crimes on the property and crimes to people among others (Bartollas 2011). The prevention programs are geared towards helping the youths who have committed delinquent acts. The starting point for sentencing is the offense. The court should consider the offender`s responsibility in committing a crime when they are analyzing the extent of any crime. This should also be the basis of pointing out the imprisonment time. This essay analyzes the delinquency preventions programs and their effectiveness.
One of the common delinquency programs is probation. Before the parameter of the probation process is identified, the following conditions should be met first (Bartollas 2011). The first condition is that the individual probationer should refrain from committing any offense against the laws of the state or any other form laws for a given state. The offender adheres to the state laws thereby reducing the chances of their probation being revoked (Moore 2003). It is ineffective because of inadequate information about the juveniles.
Another delinquency program is the community treatment and institutionalization programs. This involves the identification of juveniles in a community and helping them through their families (Moore 2003). Individual offenders are advised to avoid injurious or vicious habits which may be against the state law. The offender should completely abstain from taking alcohol and any other form of drugs such as marijuana. All this is aimed at lessening the chances of a full sentence. This will help in the process of rehabilitation and also in determining the extent of the probation process
Conclusion
This essay analyzes the delinquency preventions programs and their effectiveness. The youth who are found on the wrong side of law should be rehabilitated to reduce their chances of future repeating the crimes. The restrictions on liberty must be commensurate with the seriousness of the offence. There should be a collective responsibility program for the entire community in the process of curbing law offences. Juveniles should be mentored and accepted by the members of the society without discrimination.
References
Bartollas, C., & Miller, S. (2011). Juvenile justice in America (6th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education.
Moore, L. V. (2003). Juvenile crime: Current issues and background. New York: Nova Science Publishers.

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