I believe that the escalating crime rate is primarily because of the social inequity both in terms of socio-economic disparity amongst the diverse social fabric and the increasing rate of dropout adolescent population. I would like to take up the cause of school dropouts who have been excluded from the mainstream population.
12 week pilot study would be undertaken in the Afro American community where adolescent population is more inclined to foray into the area of crime. The discontent of the youngsters and the government’s inability to understand the demands of the changing time has become the bane of the general public. The racial profiling has added to the woes of the black community who are increasingly getting marginalized. The program would primarily study the problem of the youth in the designated community and would involve them into developing action groups which would work towards developmental goals. The program would be carried out as follow:
Help create ‘self help group’ within the communities that would form linkages with the local authority, media, education institutes and social workers to promote awareness regarding government initiatives to resolve the problems of the community and help them to integrate within the mainstream population.
Involve adolescents in productive activities like skill development, theatre, environment conservation activities etc. and ensure that their contribution is publicly acknowledged. This would motivate them to become more proactive towards development issue and thereby help them to develop into responsible adult.
The social problems have direct impact on the policing and the law. The growing numbers of juvenile delinquents are not merely law and order problem but the wider implications of such cases pose serious threat to the future of the state itself. The need to create congenial environment to understand the problems of the youth has become the need of the hour. It is imperative that all the agencies