Juvenile Teen and Youth Offenders | Re-Creation Retreat
By Craig Rogers
Many people have opposed opinions on how to handle troubled juveniles. Struggling teens who are in trouble, usually affect themselves negatively to follow their negative action. Consequences fall into two categories: the public health solution, and the law enforcement solution. Advocates of the public health approach tend to see juveniles today as victims of an anti-youth culture. The problem is not just parents failing teens, but a whole attitude among adult society that is increasingly hostile, angry, and punishing toward youth resulting in struggling boys and girls lacking the knowledge to make healthy decisions. Many troubled teens don’t know how to overcome the problems that they are faced with and many need to be placed in the correct environment in order to restore themselves. Re-Creation Retreat can educate you on how to place troubled boys and girls in the correct environment in order to receive the help they need to overcome their struggles. For immediate assistance contact Re-Creation Retreat to speak with a child placing specialist at 1-866-492-8778.
People are only hosts, not causes, of social problems. The real enemies are the environment, broad social forces that shape their way through culture and the means of violence, firearms and access to weapons. Many reasons contribute to the bad choices juveniles make, the source often turns out to be low SES families and neighborhoods where there have been few prevention programs for the struggling teens. Usually the troubled teens live in poor economic and educational environments, and little opportunity for success. The law enforcement solution looks at the problem in terms of what needs to be done to improve investigation, arrest, prosecution, and conviction.
Advocates of this approach, perceive that a nationwide crackdown is necessary, "get tough on juvenile crime" program is what this country needs, but they are also just as likely to want the delivery of real rehabilitation programs in juvenile prisons. For the most part, the belief is that it is society's duty is to punish, rehabilitate, boot camps, life terms, and even executions are in order for juveniles if they deserve it. Many people believe they should serve time as adults, and face the ultimate punishment, no matter what the age. Troubled neighborhoods can be made safer by municipal curfews.
There are many different ways to give the correct punishment that juveniles deserve for their criminal actions. Some believe, waivers of jurisdiction, is necessary for troubled juveniles when attending court for their criminal records. Waivers of jurisdiction, transfer a case from juvenile to adult court. The effect is to deny some offenders the rights and protections that have evolved in juvenile law. All states provide for some type of waiver mechanism, and most set a lower age limit.
Some of society today as well in the past, believe that depending on how serious the crime juveniles commit, execution can be the proper consequence for troubled teens. A large majority of states (about 35) permit the execution of juveniles regardless of age. About 300 juveniles have already been executed in the U.S., the youngest being a 13-year-old in 1927. The Supreme Court in 2002 is rethinking the issue. Some struggling families prefer scared straight programs to discipline troubled kids. Jails and detention centers are places that mix juveniles and adults together. Many youth placed in this status are only guilty of minor violations. They are troubled youth or status offenders. They are usually released after only a few days.
A number of states have experimented with parental duty laws, subjecting the parents of troubled teens to arrest. Florida, for example, imposes a 5-year sentence on parents of struggling teens who find and use guns left around the house. California prosecutes mothers if it can be proven that parental neglect led to their child becoming a gang member. Most of these laws have been removed with the provision of parenting classes as a way out for parents. Many cities, like Atlanta and New Orleans, require anyone under the age of 17 to be off the streets by 11 P.M. Any teenager found in a public place during curfew hours is held at a police-designated truancy center until a parent or guardian claims them. Parents who are determined to be aiding and abetting curfew violators are subject to fines and community service.
Many parents don’t know the correct way to restore their struggling teen and need a professional to educate them. For parents that need immediate assistance dealing with out of control teens, Zion Educational Services specializes in educating parents about different youth programs for troubled teens such as different types of private boarding schools, boot camps, Christian schools and many other youth facilities for both boys and girls. ZES provides you with the information to place your troubled boys and girls in the perfect treatment center that can meet their needs. If you have any questions or concerns contact ZES, (Zion Education Services) immediately to talk to a child placing specialist at 866-439-8112.