Incarcerated Juveniles in America: Rehabilitation from the Family or the State?
Ciborowski, Joseph R.
Washington and Lee University, Shepherd Poverty Program
Teenagers -- Family relationships
Juvenile delinquents -- Rehabilitation
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Joseph R. Ciborowski is a member of the Class of 2015 of Washington and Lee University.Capstone; [FULL-TEXT RESTRICTED TO WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY LOGIN]Academia and the government both recognize the importance of the family for incarcerated juveniles. Through an examination of the related publications on the juvenile justice system as well as a youth's need for family, it is evident that there is currently a deficiency in family relations for incarcerated juveniles. A normative study focusing on a spectrum of autonomy confirms the need for family relations, especially for children in juvenile detention facilities. The most immediate policy implication addressing the need for family is simple, more meaningful family interactions for incarcerated juveniles.