CJS245 Week5 Discussion.

Respond to the following in a minimum of 225 words: Choose 1 of the following populations to address in your response: Chronic juvenile offenders Violent juvenile offenders Juveniles who commit hate crimes Juveniles who commit sex crimes Juveniles who commit cyber crimes Juveniles involved in gang-related crimes Juveniles involved in school violence or bullying Juveniles involved in drug-related crimes Juveniles with addictions, or who abuse substances Juvenile offenders with mental illnesses or disabilities Neglected or abused juvenile offenders, including runaways or victims of child prostitution or human trafficking Any other particular demographic of juvenile offender (grouped by age, race, faith, etc.) Name a program or system currently used with juveniles in your state that aims to handle or prevent crime in this population or to rehabilitate these youth. What models or strategies does the program follow? How balanced is their approach, according to the Balanced and Restorative Justice Model? How does the program involve families, communities, victims, or law enforcement? How successful has the program been? Use the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's Model Programs Guide to find reliable data to support your answer. Chronic juvenile offenders commit multiple delinquent acts. Chronic juvenile offenders have criminal careers and start them relatively young from ages 10 to 12 years old. These juveniles persistently commit crimes until adulthood but tend to grow out committing crimes the older they get. This group of youngsters only represents a small portion of delinquent minors but is responsible for many crimes. The state of Maryland offers the OSK Program to help chronic juvenile youth." Operation Safe Kids (OSK) provides intensive community-based case management and monitoring to approximately 350 high-risk
Violence Prevention Initiative (VPI) youth annually to prevent them from becoming victims or perpetrators of violent crime (Operation Safe Kids 2018). " What is unique about this program is The Baltimore City Health Department, Department of Juvenile Services (DJS) case managers. Other state and city agencies work closely together to reduce youth violence. Thus ensuring these young people have the tools they need to become productive adults. This program uses the BARJ Model (The Balanced and Restorative Justice Model), an alternative philosophy that focuses on the juvenile justice system's back-to-basics mission. This program does not involve the victims or law enforcement but focuses on why the juvenile committed the crime and prevent them from committing any other crimes. OSR offers the parents groups to provide support and an outlet to share concerns and obtain information about their child's services. The community, specifically the Mayor's Office of Employment Development (MOED), is funded to provide employability and life skills training and to connect youth to summer, after- school and permanent employment. Operation Safe Kids (OSK) has successfully decreased participants' average rearrest rate by 43%.
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