Cjs 240 Final

Final Project: Justice System Position Paper
Elizabeth L. Saylor
CJS 240 / Deanna Beaulbouef
December 19, 2010
Axia University of Phoenix

Final Project: Justice System Position Paper
“The Juvenile Justice System should focus on Rehabilitation”
My reasoning for wanting the juvenile justice system to adopt my focus on rehabilitating juveniles is because it is the right thing to do.   It is our jobs as adults to come together and help all children regardless of if we are the parents of that child or not.   All juveniles deserve a chance at a better life, one that is free from pain, abuse, and whatever else it is the children are facing behind closed doors and if the parent or parents of that child cannot or will not give them what they need then they need to have someone else they can turn to that is willing and able to help them succeed with life.   Most kids today are put on the back burner where parents are concerned they may feel they are doing what is best for their child by working all those long hours and trusting someone else to provide for their children or to ensure they are safe and out of trouble, but how much does a person really know about the person they are depending on to keep their child or children safe and out of trouble?   What you need to ask yourself is how would you feel if it were your child facing the life as a delinquent?   Wouldn’t you want to do everything in your power to help your child? Or would you just turn away and let your child be locked away because it is the easier thing to do?   I am the mother to not only a teenager, but a defiant teenager with bipolar disorder and yes, there are some days I think it would just be so much easier if I didn’t have to deal with the manic episodes but this is my child and I love her and I want to help her understand she is worth saving and deserves a good life, just because she has a disorder doesn’t mean she can’t have a happy, healthy life.   The problem is there are no programs for bipolar...