– In 1989 the United Nations instituted as international law the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). To date, this human rights treaty for all the world’s children has not been ratified nor signed by the U.S. Read the background of the CRC beginning on page 346 of the text. Additionally, read the articles of CRC that have provoked opposition by some faith-based and homeschooling communities, along with an essay “The Parens Patriae Powers.” What are your thoughts? Does any of this give you pause as to the welfare of our children? Should the U.S. sign and ratify the document? Why or Why not. Be
Explore the Volunteer Florida Foundation website. What role, if any, do you see for community and faith-based organizations in improving juvenile justice in America? What role do you see yourself in improving either young people directly or the juvenile justice system in your community? Please be specific.
Discuss the factors that impact “Prisonization.” This assignment is due by midnight, Wednesday. Include information from your text, and the assigned article.
Explain the advantages and disadvantages of the indeterminate sentence. Include information from your text and the website.