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Chapter 10 discusses the issues facing minority youth on the streets and through the court system, such as lack of adult supervision, being unaware of their rights, prosecution of juveniles as adults, hefty sentences for nonviolent offenders, etc. Please choose one issue facing our nation’s youth that contributes to juveniles becoming dependent on the system for stability, safety, and security. Please refer to your readings, lecture notes, the video for review, and the websites provided to answer and discuss the following questions:
1- Explain one issue facing juveniles that would contribute to them becoming dependent on the system.
2- Conduct further research to help substantiate your claims that the issue you selected does in fact contribute to the dependency.
3- Discuss some alternative reform suggestions to help combat the issue you selected.