Infuences and Effective Treatment for Juvenile Offenders

Joey is a 15-year-old boy who has been caught stealing a car. Joey lives with his mother in an impoverished urban area. Joey is rarely at home or at school?he spends most of his time with his friends.

1. Discuss the influence that the peer group, family, academic performance, and poverty have on juvenile offending. Provide information on which of these factors may influence juvenile offending, and how, if at all, the juvenile justice system addresses these factors.

Describe the agencies that relate functionally to the juvenile systems, including treatment options.


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