What Is a Doom Loop?
A doom loop is a situation where each action that is taken makes the situation worse. If someone is addicted to drugs, then he or she is considered to be in a doom loop each time that he or she consumes drugs again. The juvenile justice system in New Jersey and across the country is designed to prevent a doom loop from occurring in an individual's life at an early age.
The Juvenile Justice System in New Jersey
The juvenile justice system is different in many ways from the adult criminal system. When someone is convicted of a crime, that person is said to have a criminal conviction in the adult system. Convictions in the juvenile court in New Jersey are known as acts of juvenile delinquency. This terminology is important as it seeks to remove the stigma of being deemed a “criminal” and having a “conviction” at an early age for many types of low-level crimes. The main goal of the juvenile justice system is to offer care and help the juvenile offenders to help ensure that they live a productive and crime-free life as an adult. Locking up a juvenile in a detention center or adult jail is often seen as a last resort after all other options are exhausted.
How the Juvenile Justice System Seeks to Break the Doom Loop
The juvenile justice system looks to break the doom loop of adult recidivism through rehabilitative measures such as counseling, treatment, and education. Many crimes committed by juveniles are done so because the juvenile is missing the right care, guidance, or information regarding their coming of age. The structure and purpose of the juvenile justice system are to prevent them from creating youthful “criminals” and to not give up on them from becoming productive members of society. The education and perspective that a juvenile can gain from classes and counseling can have a lifelong impact. Scientists have found that the juvenile brain is in the middle of development and that it is highly influenced by reward and the acceptance of peers. The more a juvenile can stand on their own and think for themselves, the better position that juvenile will be in to make better, smarter choices. If you have questions about the juvenile system and how it affects you or a loved one, then call us today!
Why Hiring the Lento Law Firm is the Right Choice
If you are facing juvenile charges, then it is important to speak to an experienced attorney immediately. Attorney Joseph D. Lento has helped young people and families across New Jersey successfully defend their juvenile and criminal cases. Call the Lento Law Firm today at 888-535-3686 to learn why hiring Attorney Lento and his expert team is the right choice to help resolve your case.