Foster Care Juveniles

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Programs for juveniles are supposed to prevent children from entering or reentering the Juvenile System. Current programs that are being used today for prevention can be altered to fit the needs of more juveniles in different situations. One of the extension of these programs needs to be for those juveniles in foster care. A great percent of children in foster care gets involved in criminal activity than the children who stay with their parents (Doyle Jr., 2008). If this does not get resolved, the juveniles in foster may start off with simple crimes but, without help, will evolve to harder criminal activity. One program that would be a positive influence for foster care juveniles is the School Transitional Environmental Program. It is a program…show more content…
It also gives the juveniles a chance to interact with fellow students. Seattle Social Development Program would be an excellent for the cooperation between the workers of foster homes and educators. This programs trains educators, parents, and possible foster care workers what how to notice if a child is likely to commit crimes. This type of training starts when the child is in elementary and strengthen the link between those involved (Araki,…show more content…
If community oriented programs are not becoming more of a priority for the at-risk children in the community, those children have a greater chance of entering the system and not leaving it. An example of this type of program is the Project Positive Action through Holistic Education. The program helps the students grow a link to schools. Project Positive Action through Holistic Education includes “peer teaching, school-pride campaigns, peer counseling services, job fairs, and career planning (Araki, 2003)” to help students prepare for the future and keep them out of trouble in the present. Juveniles should be able to leave the detention centers when finished with their sentences and join the real world without being pulled back into the Criminal Justice System. Many juveniles leave detention centers just to be put in the Criminal Justice System as adult. There is a 42 to 60 percent of juveniles in detention centers with disabilities. These juveniles have low academic skills, low behavioral skills, and limited support from others (Guerin & Denti,

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