The Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention and Protection Act (JJDPA) was established in 1974 and was the first federal law that dealt comprehensively with juvenile delinquency to improve the juvenile justice system and support state and local efforts at delinquency prevention. This paper will assess the JJDPA and summarize its purpose and implementation and enforcement. Next, there will be a discussion of the historical context of the policy; followed by a focus of the latent consequences. Finally there will be a vignette as to how this Act has affected a person or family as well as personal reflection toward the policy.
Studies have shown that thirty percent of children in foster care remain in care for more than two years. The longer children stay in care the more placements they are likely to experience. More than half the children who enter the foster care system will be moved to a different home in their first six months. It is also found that children care for more than two years will experience about three different placements. Nearly all of the moves have nothing to do with bettering the well being of the child. Many of the placements are done to carry out the systems policies and other placements are done if foster parents don’t meet the child needs. Children are less likely to be moved many times if a foster family is prepared to meet the child 's challenging needs. The foster care system is also in need of more social workers that will ensure that the child is placed in a good family so that they are not moved several times. Plenty of placements are also done if the child is initially placed in short-term care but needs to be moved to long term. However, the more changes a child experiences decreases the chance of them returning home or being adopted. There are many children that are stuck in the foster care system because they do not have a biological family or an adoptive
The pro-choice/pro-life is a major argument in politics in the United States today. However it is not so simple as pro-choice and pro-life. Pro-choice has been coined to mean that women should have the right to choose abortion and it should be a legal option. Pro-life has been connected with the banning of abortion and looking at a fetus as a life so abortion is basically murder. However this pro-life view has gotten very convoluted. Often times recently people who believe in pro-life do not care about the child after they are born. Their lives are not cared for past birth. Pro-birth is a new term has been made for people who believe in the banning of abortion but not any of the legal aid to help the children and their families after the child is born. With the introduction of the term “pro-birth” pro-life’s meaning is slowly evolving. It is not only pro-life but “pro-woman, pro-adoption,
Foster care is a system in which a child under the age of eighteen, is placed in a temporary home away from one’s parents due to physical or mental neglect. Children from as young as a few days old to teenage years are placed in foster care every day. The amount of children in the system affect how needs are met and how high these youths are placed on a need of special care for problems that were developed before and while in the system. Most of which occur because they are abused and that is why they were taken away. Foster care is an escape for those being mistreated. It gives a chance to do things that maybe would not be possible if stuck in the situation that originally caused such problems. Foster
David, Tobis provides an account of how parents and their allies organized to reform one of the most troubled child welfare systems. After years of rising foster care caseloads and many class actions lawsuits, New York City experienced significant declines in caseloads, improved legal representation for child welfare involved parents and a shift toward preventive services to help helpless children remain safely in their homes. Although similar changed were seen throughout the US, Tobis argues these changes were more profound and enduring in NY. Tobis attributes these changes to the efforts of parent focused organization that mobilized to change the system.
The foster care system has decreased entry of children and increased the permanent placement of the child in a long term foster home. Research by Davis and O’Brien, (2012, p1918) supports that strategies used in the permanency planning lead to a high success rate of legal permanency for the child in care. That child who is placed in a legal permanency has a better chance in becoming an active member of society. From 2011-2012, which a year later showed entry of children being placed in foster care showed a slight increase, in foster care, but the outcome of legal permanency was still at a higher rate. Another factor that Davis and O’Brien (2013, p 2130) found was that age was a key factor in legal permanency placement. However, younger children were more likely to get placement than older children in the state of Georgia. The state of Georgia for that placement instability within the setting of age because it presented an understanding that during the first five years of a child life is when the child shows emotional development and every year after that it gets harder to adapt to a new environment and retain new relationships. Davis and O’Brien permanency plan roundtable study lasted over the two year span understood barriers but also try to increase stability among the state and how permanency planning meeting led to permanent
Children are the one who will shape our country's future, but how can they make a good future if they are not taken care of correctly? The influence of a parent on their child is extremely important, and a child’s development can move quickly, especially when they are young. Sometimes children are born into a bad home, and this can lead to setbacks and delays in a child’s growth. In addition, the government can sometimes get involved and remove children from these bad situations, but a lot of people don’t think that it is right. Some people think that the government is just making the child’s life worse, but this isn’t the case. Foster care is important and can benefit children mentally, emotionally, and physically.
placed in foster care are at a higher risk to be diagnosed with an illness or disorder. The time in
Imagine coming home from school on your 18th birthday and you’re told that you have to move out immediately with no warning. What would you do? Think about it. At 18 you would have to move out with no money, no car, and absolutely nowhere to go. I cringe at the thought of this happening to me now at 21 much less at the age of 18 and while I was still in high school. But for teenagers that are aging out of the foster care system at the age of 18, this can potentially be a real life scenario for them. I volunteer once a month for the Obion County Foster Care Association. Basically, I help watch over roughly around 25 to 30 foster kids while their parent’s undergo a mandatory meeting. If you sit down and talk to a teenager who is currently in
The Regina Geree’ Foundation for Adoption Agency is respectfully writing to request for support of $10,000, from the Life-Song for Orphans Foundation to support adoption agencies to connect children with families.
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signed a measure to support foster care youths and their families. Through the new measure, foster parents will be able to get liability insurance for coverage of events that happen in their capacity as licensed foster parents. Further, foster youth will be able to purchase automobile insurance once they turn 16 years old, making it easier to obtain a driver’s license. The law also aligns the state with federal standards through the establishment of the Reasonable and Prudent Parent Standard, which requires caregivers to consider the health, safety, and best interests of the child when making decisions about participation in extracurricular, social or cultural
Today’s family forms are changing and will continue changing throughout time. It is important to update previous laws that keep up with the changing family forms for equal rights. It recognizes foster parent’s responsibility to be involved and care for children in a changing environment. This law tackles the issue of foster parents taking time off for family circumstances without fear of losing jobs. When a foster child is placed on a new environment it takes time and commitment for parents to make the process run smoothly. Foster parents have the same responsibly as any other parental figure to bond with their
Over 40 % of businesses that don’t have a disaster plan go out of business after a major loss (Source: Hartford). Business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) are closely related practices that describe an organization’s preparation for unforeseen risk to continued operations. The ability of an organization to recover from a disaster is directly related to the degree of BCPDR (Business Continuity Planning and Disaster recover Planning) that has taken place before the disaster. The organization must plan for the recovery of key business functions, using priorities and timescales derived from assessed risk and accompanying
The 20th era was a time of boundless modification in management classes, before the 20th era there was no genuine awareness of management classes. Starting the technical management rebellion over total quality management and management by purposes, countless approaches were developed to growth member of staff efficiency, and diminish price and employees gross revenue.