Frequently, a crisis could have been a risk factor that eventually led to the juvenile entering the justice system. Especially when crisis intervention is needed, it is very important to be able to identify ethical situations and ethical strategies associated with juvenile offenders.
Continuing in your role as a juvenile court probation officer and using the same client, Jennifer Scott, from the Week 2 assignment, examine ethical challenges that can impact supervision strategies by creating a 9- to 14-slide with written speaker notes in the notes section of each slide advocacy presentation that will be shown to the judge during a hearing on your client’s risk and needs. You may want to review her background again. See attatched file
Specifically, your letter should do the following:
- Summarize your client’s situation and major risk factors.
- Identify 1 ethical challenge that affects your client.
- Apply 3 ethical strategies that will address the challenge.
- Examine the role you will have as an advocate.
- Discuss how advocacy can be used for this situation.
- Recommend actions that would lead to the desired change.
Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words and a referenced source:
What are classification instruments (i.e., risk and need assessments), and what role do they play in selecting correctional alternatives for juveniles? Would you recommend any specific classification instruments? Explain your rationale.
Frequently, a crisis could have been a risk factor that eventually led to the juvenile entering the justice system. Especially when crisis intervention is needed, it is very important to be able to id
CPSS/415 v2 Client Jennifer Scott Background Information Categories Client Information Name Jennifer Scott Age: 15 Grade Level: 8th Diagnosis: ADHD Substance Abuse Disorder (Marijuana) Conduct Disorder Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Background Jennifer Scott is a 15-year-old bi-racial female, that identifies as lesbian. Jennifer resides with her maternal grandmother in a rural community with limited services. Her biological father is deceased and the whereabouts of the mother is unknown. Jennifer has 4 siblings, two older and two younger. The minor siblings are in the custody of child services and reside with various relatives. Jennifer’s legal guardian is elderly and has traditional southern Baptist beliefs. Jennifer has resided with her grandmother since the age of 3. Due to Jennifer’s runaway history, she has not consistently attended school in the last three years. Presenting juvenile case Jennifer currently appears before the juvenile court for Runaway and Felony Auto Theft charges. Jennifer’s whereabouts were unknown for approximately three months; when she was arrested with two known gang members on an Auto Theft Charges. Prior juvenile history Runaway (five times)-first runaway at 11 years old. Not adjudicated Shoplifting-12 years old Misdemeanor adjudicated Theft by Taking-14 years old Felony adjudicated Truancy-12-15 years old Not adjudicated Substance Abuse Marijuana: started at 11 years old Gang Affiliation Associate of criminal street gang members Older brother is gang affiliated Medical Medicine for ADHD: currently not taking due to runaway status Current Placement Local Detention Center Prior Placement Local Detention Center (2 times) Group Home (6 months) Outpatient substance treatment-did not complete Trauma History Parental Abandonment Parental Loss Sexually Abused by relative at 5 years old (reported but no official services for the abuse received as of this date) Additional other facts Jennifer has a history of having relationships and living with other older females. These relationships have caused ongoing strain between herself and her grandmother. At times, her grandmother has not wanted her back in the home. She has a strained relationship with all her siblings, and her older brother has a history of criminal and gang activity. Copyright 2022 by University of Phoenix. All rights reserved.