Posted: February 24th, 2017
In today’s reality of shrinking budgets, states continue to look for money that is not being effectively spent. State legislatures want to ensure they are getting the most for their limited dollars. The legislature has requested you to present an overview of an effective juvenile justice alternative sentencing program that you are aware of from the text or your research, and explain why it is effective and why it should be funded. What is the intended population? What standard are you using to measure the effectiveness? Why do you think it is effective and worthy of continued funding?
Your colleague has made a presentation to the state legislature, and now it is your turn. You are the director of an intervention strategy (before your colleagues program) or a re-entry program (after your colleague’s program) that is also being looked at to help fund other priority legislative programs. The legislature believes the juvenile justice system is too soft on crime and we need to get tough on crime. For this discussion, you may support either the rehabilitation camp or the get tough on crime camp as you prepare your answer. Make sure you address the social justice arguments based on your position. Build the case for one of the following:
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