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Individual Project 1

Tony was a 16-year-old juvenile who was picked up for driving under the influence of alcohol and possession of marijuana. He was evaluated and taken to juvenile detention.   

When speaking to the juvenile justice probation officer, Tony stated that drinking and marijuana was not a serious issue and that his parents did it all the time. With this statement, the juvenile probation officer realized that this was not a one-time thing and that it was related to an unhealthy home environment. The decision was made to send Tony to a treatment program. 

Assignment Guidelines

Address the      following in 2-3 pages: 

What methods       and techniques would be useful in a juvenile       rehabilitation program to help Tony? Explain in detail. 

Do you believe       that Tony’s family should be part of this treatment? Why or why not?       

Would he still       be living in his home environment, or would he go into some type of       halfway house? Fully explain your reasoning. 

What would be        the potential repercussions of allowing Tony to live at home? Explain. 

  • What would be        the potential repercussions of forcing Tony to live away from home?        Explain. 

Using       the Internet, research the following addiction recovery programs: 

Alcoholics        Anonymous 

Assimilation         theory by Ausubel 

Attribution         theory by Weiner 

  • Gestalt         psychology by Tolman 
  • How do program        techniques from the 3 listed treatment programs relate to your selected        theory? Explain. 
  • Be sure to      reference all sources using APA style. 
  • Individual Project 2
  • If you were a state legislator, and you had the opportunity to rework the juvenile justice system, would it be to the advantage of the taxpayer and the juveniles to split the juvenile courts into two sections? For example, one section would handle status offenders, and one section would handle juvenile delinquents. 
  • Address the      following in 600–900 words: 

Would it be to       the advantage of the taxpayer and the juveniles to split the juvenile       courts into two sections? Explain in detail why or why not. 

How would the        system decide who would go to a juvenile delinquency court and who would        go to a status offender court? Explain. 

  • Specifically,        what would be the advantages? What would be the disadvantages? 

Do the        advantages outweigh the disadvantages? Why or why not? 

Remember to      fully support your arguments with scholarly resources. 

Be sure to      reference all sources using APA style. 


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