CJ445-01 Unit 1 Seminar Makeup Assignment

Case Management – CJ445

The seminar on May 15, 2019 began with a brief introduction by Professor Rego, a poll to assess where students were joining the course from, proper ways of getting questions answered, and an overview of what we will be discussing during week 1. The purpose of the first seminar was to learn what to expect from taking this course. During week 1, we are expected to read the Healy article as well as read chapters 1 and 3 of our textbook where we will be learning about Enos and Southern’s Seven Stages of Effective Case Management for the Criminal Justice System. The unit 1 discussions will be about Promising Programs and the success of deinstitutionalization of juvenile offenders (keeping juvenile offenders out of the adult criminal justice system whenever possible through diversion programs and finding alternate sentencing opportunities.)

When juvenile offenders do enter alternate programs, it is always favorable to ensure that they are not treated as they would in a jail or prison facility so that they do not get into the “institution” mentality. In unit 1, we will be writing a one to two-page essay about the four major shifts in federal juvenile policy since the 1960s. We will also be discussing how the shifts in policy have affected current juvenile policies at the federal level. Additionally, we must give examples and explain why we think that our sources are reliable. The first stage of getting a new “case” and client is arranging an initial meeting called an “intake” or intake interview. During this meeting, you establish rapport with the client, learn the details surrounding their case, explain the treatment plan and what to expect, as well as discuss the consequences of not complying with the treatment plan. This might include serving time in a detention facility or receiving some sort of other repercussion. In some situations, crisis intervention may be necessary!