LASA 1: JUVENILE SUPERVISION Name Course Tutor Date Introduction Juveniles are charged with delinquencies as compared to adults who are accused of crimes. The juvenile justice system works differently from the criminal court as they are closed from the public and the judge usually acts in the best interest of the child. The term juvenile encompasses youths from the age of 12 years to 17 years and in some cases may also include youths of up to the age of 22 years (Ore & Baird 2014 p.33). In addition to that juveniles are adjudicated a term that could be compared to the criminal court’s being found guilty however in this case juveniles cannot be found guilty. Considering the case of Johnny therefore the thesis statement of this paper is the increased adverse outcome of Johnny is influenced by continued lack of supervision from the parole officer. Johnny’s Negative Outcome peer influence coupled with supervision both from the parents and the parole officer. Additionally if officer Melton has initiated the urine test analysis at the beginning of his supervision he could have helped Johnny overcome drug abuse by referring him to a facility dealing with such issues. As such this paper concludes that Johnny’s negative outcomes increases are as a result of incomplete supervision by the parole officer. References Ore W & Baird C. (2014). Beyond risks and needs assessment. Taxman F. S. Henderson C. Young D. & Farrell J. (2014). The impact of training interventions on organizational readiness to support innovations in juvenile justice offices. Administration and policy in mental health and mental health services research 41(2) 177-188. Williams R. G & Smalls E. W. (2015). Exploring a relationship between parental supervision and recidivism among juvenile offenders at a juvenile detention facility. International social science review 90(2) 4. [...]
Assignment 2: LASA 1: Juvenile Supervision Here's What Happened: Johnny is a 14-year-old boy whose parents are both working two jobs to provide for their family. Johnny is an only child and remains unsupervised until later in the evenings due to his parents' employment. He is not involved in extracurricular activities and spends a large amount of time with his friends, unsupervised in his home. One day, Johnny is tempted by his friends to shoplift a shirt from a Centervale Mall Department Store after school. He does so and is arrested by the Centervale Police Officer, R. M. Syler. Johnny's parents are contacted; they pick him up from the Centervale Police Department (CPD) where they are notified of a scheduled appointment for them to meet with Centervale Probation and Parole's Juvenile Officer Randy Melton. At the meeting, Johnny admits to stealing the shirt. Johnny enters into a supervision period with Officer Melton. During the period of supervision, Johnny meets with Officer Melton at CPD. Even though Officer Melton knew that Johnny was required to undergo random urine analysis exams, he had never asked Johnny to provide a urine sample over the three-month period Johnny had been meeting with him. One meeting proved to be different. Johnny was required to undergo a urine analysis and his results revealed positive for marijuana. The results of Johnny's urine analysis test were not surprising to Officer Melton because he had received reports from Johnny's parents and the school that Johnny's grades were dropping and that he was consistently arguing with teachers and his parents because he did not want to follow rules set forth by the school or at home. Johnny was also not abiding by the rules of the supervision agreement he had entered into with his supervising officer by failing the drug test. Due to the violation of his supervision, he had to appear in front of the juvenile court judge for a status hearing and for them to hear the violation. After the hearing, Johnny's stipulations now included the recommendation to participate in a more intensive program, the Juvenile Drug Court Program. Johnny was not amenable to this decision and reacted by stealing a car. Johnny was arrested and held a pending contact with the juvenile authorities and the judge. Throughout this course, we have been discussing Juvenile and Adult Supervision. There are clear differences between all of the processes from intake to termination. This assignment focuses on the steps of supervision in a juvenile case that could be transferred to the adult court if it meets specific circumstances. What You Need to Do: You need to write a paper (4- to 6-page) for this assignment. Your paper should follow all APA format and citation guidelines. Please utilize 3–5 credible, outside resources in this assignment and document them using in-text citations and properly formatted references. Include a thesis statement in your paper and finalize it with a strong conclusion. Your paper should include answers to the following questions: Identify what would be the first course of action for Johnny as he enters the juvenile justice system through the intake process. Identify and discuss what offender status Johnny might be classified under upon intake and why Johnny meets that criterion. Identify and discuss what programs and stipulations a Juvenile officer may assign to Johnny and explain how an officer might implement Johnny's supervision. Use information from your textbook and from local programs within your community. Identify the next steps in the juvenile process keeping in mind the new charges brought forth in Johnny's case. For example, discuss why Johnny would remain under supervision, why he would be detained, or why the adjudication process would begin? Determine at which point in this scenario Johnny could be adjudicated and sentenced as an adult. Compare and contrast the juvenile supervision system with the adult court process for Johnny's case. If Johnny is tried as an adult, hypothesize what the potential outcomes could be for this case.