Tier 2 are moderate risk offences. It includes those involve in sex trafficking, producing or distributing child pornography, or a non-forcible Sexual Act with a minor 16 or 17 years old). When a sex offence is done more than once and that is punishable by more than one year in jail, it’s automatically considered a Tier 2
Violent crimes receive the harshest punishments, and it is said that the same should carry forth and continue for children as well. Many people believe that the age factor is taken into consideration rather than focusing on the crime factor when it comes to the juvenile courts. This is the wrong approach because it does not focus on the main problem which is the crime that has been committed. It is also said that the juvenile courts do not aim to punish, they are just merely to guide and treat. This is believed to not serve any purpose because this no way guarantees there will be no crimes committed henceforth (Borkar).
Although, some teens commit offenses at age thirteen and fourteen. “Approximately 79 individuals who committed offenses at age 13 or 14 have been sentenced to LWOP” (Charles Stimson, Elizabeth
At first this caused me more stress and anxiety because my boss was on vacation and was not able to respond right away. However, on Monday my boss was able to inform me that they would allow me to work only on the days in which I told them I could do, starting in October. This for me took off a large burden I felt. This is allowing me for the first time in months to not dread the upcoming month because of the amount of things I have on my schedule (that was outside normal working hours). For the first time in months I will also have more than one day during weekend off a month.
As a freshman in my first year as a member of BHSN Habitat for Humanity, I had many meaningful volunteering experiences. In January I helped organize and clean up the new Habitat for Humanity warehouse. Cleaning up the warehouse was a tough yet a rewarding job, and I was also able to meet other Habitat for Humanity members from IU and from BHSS. Leading up to Evening for Habitat I solicited businesses for donations with my senior partner.
Personal Reflection My final semester at South Dakota State University has been a crazy journey and I gained some very valuable tools during my practicum experience at Head Start. While I was at Head Start, I couldn’t help but compare my experiences to those I had at the campus preschool. As the final section of my portfolio and completion of NAEYC standard 7, I have reflected on the differences and similarities between my two major student teaching experiences.
I attended graduation on June 2nd, 2017 but was not happy. I knew that I had to take this class since it was my only requirement left. I was unable to take it a semester earlier since I chose my path a semester later then expected. I now feel a relief of knowing that I have completed all of my undergraduate requirements for health science. It is amazing to know every class that I have taken for this major contributed to my experience at my internship site.
Being a charter school means that the school receives less funding than a regular public school. This translates into school staff taking on extra tasks and covering for each other as well. Challenges that I faced go right along with school staff being busy including having meetings interrupted due to student needs. Additionally, the school principle has been out for the last two weeks and my supervisor has had to take on several administrative tasks, which has limited our time to connect. However, the communication through email and short meetings remains great.
It was upsetting to find out that the detention facility has not been allowing student attorneys, paralegals, or social workers inside to meet with clients. I am concerned that the new administration will expand the family detention practice. To my surprise, the Dilley and Karnes facility remain open, despite their failure to meet licensing requirements. It would be preferable for these detention centers to not exist. These women and children are not national security threats.
In that regard, many of these minors are being arrested for running away from home, truancy, ungovernability, liquor offenses, etc. These minors are plagued by juvenile records which prevent them from living a life that does not include more criminal activity.
However, the biggest difference in both these cases is probably the fact that these women and children never asked to be in that position. The drug dealers in The Stickup Kids probably never wanted to be tortured either. However, they voluntarily put themselves in the drug business and with the drug territory comes violence, whether you want it or not. These women and children who were abducted out of their homes and forced into sex slavery did not voluntarily put themselves in that position.
Being able to work with both children and adults has allowed me to broaden my view of what the field of speech language pathology will consist of. During my freshman year, in the spring semester of 2014, I was able to volunteer in Marquette’s clinic and take data for an SLP graduate student who was working with an adult with an intellectual disability. This experience allowed me to broaden my basic knowledge of the field of speech-language pathology. Also this past fall semester of 2016, I was able to work with an SLP graduate student in Marquette’s clinic, where we provided therapy to a preschool-aged client. We worked together in creating activities to target his speech language disorder, using both hybrid and clinician-directed approaches throughout the semester.
One of the harshest ways a juvenile can be punished is by serving a term of life in prison. Most do not know a lot about the factors that help the court make this decision. In Carmichael’s article, he states that throughout the most recent decades, laws controlling transfer provisions, and sentencing legislation have made movement towards making sanctions for adolescent offenders more reformatory (2012). These approaches have led to an expanding number of juveniles being adjudicated in an adult criminal court and the youth’s that are sentenced are serving longer sentences than planned (602). In 2012, almost seven thousand inmates were serving life sentences for crimes they committed as juveniles (603).
Recently, I have noticed a trend among the juveniles we have on probation. Many of them are coming onto our caseloads with multiple mitigating factors that simply cannot be addressed or corrected with weekly contacts. These factors include, but are not limited to the following: homelessness, educational needs, mental health issues, addiction, impoverished conditions, negative peer influences, and lack of extra-curricular activities. In fact, several kids, along with their families, could benefit from some form of contact every day. For instance, I met with a probationer last month who wanted to show me that he cleaned up his bedroom.