YOUTHS OF GENERATION NOW
The youths today are our future, whether they are criminals, honor roll students or just plain. We as parents, as a community, and as the older generation need to help them succeed in life.
This brochure will help you understand more about identifying the indicators for a youth to becoming a status offender and also the risks that come with that.
We can change the future if we all just work together.
This brochure will help you understand the risk factors and ways to help.
Awareness on Status
PACKET FOR AWARENESS
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These offenses may seem minor however; each offense can turn into something more serious.
This diagram can show the aggression as youths get older, now on this diagram it shows boys however, I believe that it can associate with both girls and boys. Girls are just as prone to committing these offenses. We need to find a better way of communicating with the youth today to help them become better people in the future.
Diagram (Hess & Drowns, 2004)
RISKS OF STATUS OFFENSES IN YOUTH
Where it can lead
Indicators of at risk juveniles
Status offenses are based solely on the offender’s age and are unique to juveniles. The age limit for status offenses ranges from 16 to 19, but in most states it is 17. Anyone above the legal age who engages in the same behaviors would not be committing an offense.
* Missing school or just not attending – better known as TRUANCY.
* Leaving the house without you knowing – RUNNING AWAY.
* Not following laws obtaining to when to be in your home by – VIOLATING CURFEW.
* The use of drugs, alcohol, and cigarettes – SUBSTANCE ABUSE.
OTHER PROBLEM BEHAVIORS
* When a child is acting out in public – DISORDERLY CONDUCT.
* When your child is trespassing or hacking in others computers –...