“When custody meets care, custody always wins.” ~ David Rothman
The high risks associated with harm affecting child life include violence, drug abuse, mishandling, maltreatment, and aggressive attitude. All this badly impacts the safety and wellbeing of children.
It is highly needed to know the requirements, vulnerabilities, and threats to take the initial steps.
The reported reasons in the literature include distancing a child from home, exposure to sexual exploitation, psychiatric concerns, and offensive nature.
The level of violence and the abuse encountered in society reveals harm.
Youth violence is a prevalent public health issue. A range of factors includes bullying, inadequate supervision, harsh disciplinary practices, and attention deficit.
Non-fatal violence poses negative impacts on the psychological and social life of youth.
Youth violence reduces productivity by affecting the dupes’ families, friends, and communities.
The prevalent exposure to adverse childhood experiences negatively impacts the child’s personality.
The significant growth in youth prisons is threatening young people’s future, community safety, and beliefs. They are deteriorating the people they are trying or pretending to help that prevails along with the generations. Before looking for those areas that diminish the mal effects, we need to know the associated reasons causing harm. The punitive approaches and the recidivism rates are often awful.
The youth suffering from any problem needs to be treated with more effective, informed, developmental, humane, and appropriate techniques and policies.
It needs to build youth communities having a network of community-based programs despite the youth prisons. Replacing the failed approaches with effective alternatives must have positive impacts on society. Young people should be getting back on track considering developed and engaging approaches. Maltreatment is widespread among the youth of color.
Imprisoning youth is an ill-suited approach as it contravenes adolescent development. This exacerbates the factors resulting in looking for juvenile courts in the first place.
Exposure to the trauma of young people makes them oversensitive to environmental triggers.
The young people who come in contact with the juvenile justice system have been observed to experience a fiasco in the different fields of life.
They entail platforms that help them to build a positive and prosocial image in society.
The youth prisons communicate to young people like they are worthless, dangerous with no real future. This entrenched attitude is traumatic, and they will get a little follow-up to get back on track.
Many of the youth who comes across the juvenile justice system face mental health issues and substance abuse problems. But they receive little concern to overcome these issues.
Research in criminology reports that youth need to cross developmental bridges to lessen delinquent behavior. Commitment to the prisons makes success less attainable.