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Twenty years from now, how will the juvenile justice have changed for the better or will it remain status quo? Improvements in the futue for the juvenile justice system

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We can only hope the juvenile justice system will change for the better. How much more effective would it be to address the needs of juveniles—most especially the emotional, social and psychological issues that drive so many to get into trouble—while they are young enough to be guided by making better choices. There are other cultures around the world that don't have the problems we do with our troubled youth. Germany (from what I understand) has a competitive program nationwide to encourage students to pursue acceptance into a trade school or to stay on a strictly academic path. Our technical schools need to be open to every student who is willing to work. Classes should be mandatory in conflict resolution and self-affirmation where young people learn to value themselves, especially when society, other young people and often parents...

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