Juvenile justice Subject for Juvenile Proposal OR Making Good Decisions PowerPoint Presentation
For the Final in this course, there will be two options. Make sure to view the assignment directions and point value in module 7.
Option 1: Write a 750 word paper on a juvenile program proposal. Many juvenile programs started with someone coming up with an idea, writing it down and then executing it. The proposal should be something that you believe is important in our community or the community you plan to live in. An example of a program in our community is Teen Court. Juveniles who are first time offenders of misdemeanors may be referred to Teen Court in lieu of going to court. Juveniles are usually referred by law enforcement officers Judges, or juvenile court counselors. There are certain criteria that must be met. The juvenile must admit his guilt and have support of the parent. There is then a mock court appearance. Other juveniles who have been through the program previously are the attorneys and Juries. The jury will (within certain limits) decide the punishment of the offender. The punishment is usually community service, classes, essays and working for a number of teen court sessions for future participants. You can imagine how the juvenile can learn responsibility through this program. Go to:
for more on Teen Court. The Juvenile Crime Prevention Council (JCPC) council often provides grants to programs in the community. In Module 7 readings I have posted a announcement from JCPC looking for new programs to fund in the community. This announcement from JCPC will give insight into the questions you will be answering in your proposal.