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Combating Juvenile Delinquency

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Combating Juvenile Delinquency
Chris O’Connor
Strayer University
Professor Blais
CRJ 180

In this paper I will be showing some different ways of combating juvenile delinquency in the local area. Across the country cities are trying to curtail delinquency from minors by giving them other things that they can do, or other ways of showing off their talents without doing them illegally. Two of those programs are the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and the YCA (Youth Challenge Academy).

The Boys and Girls Clubs are a program that is geared to redirect, young people under the age of 18 who might start to show potential for becoming delinquent. Providing opportunities and creating a strong support system for juveniles that are at-risk may generate success in school and other social contexts. AS confirmed by Daud and Carruthers (2008). "Involvement in the after-school programs, young people can modify and improve 1heir behavior, as well as develop the desire to do the right thing" (p. I 05). Community-based programs are designed to enable boys and girls in the ages of 6 to 18 to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and resp0nsiblc citizen. As stated by Anderson•Butcher,Newsome, and Ferrari (2003), "high-quality after-school programs, as well as other extracurricular activities. is related to improved school attendance and performance, more invo1vement with adults. beter peer relations, and enhanced pro-social behaviors"(p. 40). Boys and Girls Club programs are created to build character and leadership skills. They aim to deliver health and life skills as well as education and career skills. They also initiate programs for kids who have overcome tremendous obstacles. Taking part in sports, fitness, or any other recreational activities, for instance, help kids see a positive use of leisure time. They may increase their appreciation for the environment and improve their social and inter-personal skills. Boys and Girls Club programs help kids stay in...


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