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Treatment Options for Justice-Involved Youth

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While the trend in the juvenile justice system has been away from rehabilitation and toward punishment, there are efforts underway that focus on understanding the causes of delinquency and developing innovative ways to address these problems. Innovative courts are designed to address some of the core reasons for juvenile delinquency. Juveniles identified at the time of arrest as having specific problems are diverted to programs that have corresponding expertise. Youth courts, also known as peer courts or peer juries, often are used with first-time offenders. Although the courts vary, most are staffed with previous offenders and community volunteers. Peers serve as judge, jury, and counsel. Offenders who are convicted are given community service. These programs have proven to be effective in reducing recidivism among first-time offenders and have been favorably received by communities (Butts et al. 2002).

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