Juvenile Justice Authority

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Juvenile Justice AuthorityNameClassDateProfessorJuvenile Justice Authority The Ohio Department of Youth Services (DYS) is the juvenile justice system in Ohio whose mission is to provide for the needs of juveniles that come into contact with the juvenile justice system and to provide them with programs and serves that will assist the juvenile in successfully recovering their lives. The DYS is responsible for the juvenile correctional system in the state as well as the direct service programs that are provided to the juvenile. These programs include diversion and prevention programs, aftercare treatment, substance abuse treatment, educational opportunities, job core, anti gang initiatives, and reintegration programs. The Ohio DYS is focused on rehabilitating juvenile offenders that come into contact with the system. Juveniles are provided with rehabilitative services and the tools to become better and more productive members of society. The approach to juvenile in Ohio emerged from the Progressive Era and the recognition that juveniles do not have the same culpability for crimes that are committed as the adult offender but times have changed since then and the types of crimes being committed by juveniles have become more serious and violent resulting in more juveniles being detained or being tried as adults. Juveniles that commit crimes that do not require a waiver to the adult court process will be provided with many opportunities to c

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