the children act 2001do we now have a modern statutory framework to deal with juvenille justice

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Care of our youth within the juvenile justice system had for years been based on a retributive model. Modern theories of youth offenders and the advent of a more rehabilitative and reintegration model led to Ireland in 2001 enacting into law the Child Act 2001…

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This is, indeed, a very important area of study. Not only does the state have the responsibility of protecting all citizens, but it also has a shared responsibility in protecting our youth, those often the most vulnerable and least able to speak from themselves. The Children Act 2001, although not perfect, is a means to give children their voice, yet many of the key components to achieve this still sit idle waiting for the government to ensure the means for the concepts laid out in this legislation to come to fruition. Therein, lies the state's responsibility; the question becomes who will monitor the state.
Care of our youth within the juvenile justice system had for years been based on a retributive model. Modern theories of youth offenders and the advent of a more rehabilitative and reintegration model led to Ireland in 2001 enacting into law the Child Act 2001. This project will address this legislation and the motives and rationale behind it as well as discuss the collective responsibility of our children.
Young, O'Donnell and Clare (2001) in their report to the National Crime Council for the period 1950 - 1998 stated that, first and foremost, it had been difficult finding conclusive data for the majority of the period covered reflecting the lack of coordination on maintaining data on juvenile justice for the majority of the period of time ...
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the children act 2001do we now have a modern statutory framework to deal with juvenille justice
This is, indeed, a very important area of study. Not only does the state have the responsibility of protecting all citizens, but it also has a shared responsibility in protecting our youth, those often the most vulnerable and least able to speak from themselves. The Children Act 2001, although not perfect, is a means to give children their voice, yet many of the key components to achieve this…