Mental Health Issues In Adult Corrections

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In conclusion several attempts had been made in attempts to reduce the number of juveniles serving time in adult correctional facilities however thus far efforts have failed. When it becomes brutally evident that the current plan is not working than its time to implement a different plan or revise the current ones. As of today juveniles are being incarcerated at nearly double the rate of juveniles back in 2010, thus emphasizing the need for change. There are multiple efforts that could be made in attempts to reform the current juvenile justice system. The current system does not consider the psychosocial issues surrounding juveniles prior to committing any crime. The maturity level of juveniles is much different than that of their adult counterparts.…show more content…
It is also very important to note undiagnosed mental health issues in juveniles in lower socio-economic areas. These factors, including but limited to the mental health state, are often not considered but play a major role in the decision making process for any person suffering from a mental health illness (Juszkiewics & Schindler, 2001. Previous efforts made in attempt to revise juveniles corrections did not take into consideration any of these factors which contribute to the fallacies located in them. From this point further legislation aimed at reducing the number of juveniles residing in adult correctional facilities need to take into consideration that each case is
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