Juvenile Justice System: Personal Statement

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I have always had a passion for children, particularly children who have experienced trauma. I am fascinated with psychology and how the brain develops and organizes information. I enjoy the process of solving life questions. This ultimately lead me to pursue a career in psychology. When I think of children who have experienced trauma, I am automatically drawn to the Juvenile Justice System. This lead me to pursue a second degree in criminal justice. Statistics show over 1 million children enter the juvenile justice system each year. The systems goal is to react to juveniles in ways that protect the community, hold the offenders accountable, and enhance their ability to live productively and responsibly within the community. After receiving

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