Cis 115 Treatment Programs


Juvenile Delinquent Treatment Programs

Mountain State University


      What treatment program works best for rehabilitating youth delinquents?   The aim of this

      paper will be to review various treatments, their impact, and make recommendations for

      rehabilitation treatments and areas for future research.

Juvenile Delinquent Treatment Programs

      Juvenile crime can alter the life of the victim and the offender forever.   Many
People disagree on how to handle crimes committed by youth offenders.   Should they be treated
as an adult or a child?   What should be the consequences of   the crime?   How can we
prevent the youth of American from committing crime?   These are all great questions
and there are many correct answers.   Crime is not easily defined.   For every crime there
are a set of circumstances and events that lead up to the crime being carried out.   How
many youths commit crime?   According to the U.S. Department of Justice (2008), “In 2008, there were 6,318 arrests for every 100,000 youths ages 10 through 17 in the United States” (para. 3).
Elements for Successful Programs
      According to the Office of Independent Ombudsman for the Texas Youth Commission (2008), there are five common elements of successful anti-gang initiatives which include, “leadership, quality of information, prompt and appropriate management of behaviors, highly structured, and commitment to maximize staff resources” (Office of Independent Ombudsman for the Texas Youth Commission, 2008).   I believe these five elements are beneficial not only for anti-gang initiatives but juvenile delinquent treatment programs.
      There are many different treatment programs aiming to prevent juvenile delinquency.
Many states programs attempt early intervention and funding for community initiatives has allowed some independent groups to solve problems in new ways.   According to Einstein Law...