Juvenile Correctional System Analysis

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The juvenile correctional system is similar to the adult correction system. However, some juvenile correctional systems are also recognized as juveniles being incarceration is similar like being at home. Over time, the juvenile correction system has faced issues that, with time, are being solved. One change that is taken place in the juvenile correction is that the youths are being screened. Facilities focus on screening for substance abuse, mental health needs, educational needs, and suicide risks etc... The screening process for juveniles gives the facility the ability to focus on the offender 's needs. Facilities offer a variety of educational services such as, GED, education for middle and high school levels. The majority of facilities either screened all youth or most of the youth in the facility for mental health needs. “Facilities that screened all youth for suicide risk held 93% of the juvenile offenders in custody” (2014 National Report). Once the facilities found out an inmate was suicidal, they used several prevention methods to limit suicide. One technique that was used to…show more content…
One of the negative effects that restrive housing is “The potential psychological harm and impairment in social functioning that arises from the social isolation of restrictive housing potentially undermines the core rehabilitative component of criminal justice” (Correction.com). One factor restrive housing has on juveniles is the brain is still developing, and it 's crucial for youths to socially interact with others. Youths being isolated from the rest of society which means youths aren 't self regulating their emotions by interacting with the rest and learning their norms. Isolating the juveniles might increase the chance of self harm but also may be labeling them as a “bad kid”. Labeling offenders can make it more difficult in trying to change their negative
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