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Understanding Juvenile Detention Rehabilitation

Juvenile Detention Rehabilitation

Some juvenile correction advocates see the most fair solution for attempts to rehabilitate the American juvenile delinquent population as spreading out the most services to the greatest amount of children in detention as possible. Realistically, though, a scattershot approach such as this may be detrimental to their cause, as realistically, some child offenders are worse off than others, and thus, need more intensive treatment lest they become repeat offenders and perpetrators of more violent, serious crimes.

The nature of the care/treatment in reformatory facilities must also be supremely focused. Those aforementioned juvenile correction advocates, though they might push for a more generalized treatment for all, will still probably prefer certain modes of therapy over others. Indeed, certain styles of treatment have found more success than others, notably cognitive-behavioral therapy and functional family therapy. Nonetheless, juvenile rehabilitation may be most effective when an eclectic manner of treatment is implemented that encompasses a number of complimentary methods.

In addition, juvenile correction programs tend to be the most efficacious when they are allowed to work their proverbial magic on child participants. Success of juvenile detention initiatives in youth detention facilities is highly positively correlated with the quality of treatment and its duration. Furthermore, rehabilitation has proven a more reliable safeguard when it is coupled with aftercare programs and reinforcement at the home and community levels.

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