Juvenile Offenders: Treatment Models and Approaches

Treatment models and approaches for juvenile offenders consist of a variety of theories and applications that aim to reduce juvenile delinquency. Within the general subject of criminal psychology, this topic concerns policies and services to both promote prosocial youthful development (e.g., regular school attendance, participation in structured activities) and rectify the antisocial circumstances (e.g., substance abuse) and manifestations of youths who become involved in the juvenile justice or criminal justice systems. The topic is relevant to professionals working within and outside of the formal juvenile justice system, including clinicians, educators, caseworkers, probation officers, attorneys, judges, and policy makers. Treatment models and approaches can be organized in terms of where they are positioned along the juvenile justice or criminal justice processing continuums, by the name brand ...

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