Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the common risk factors that increase the likelihood for receiving school discipline, engaging in delinquency, and involvement with the juvenile court;
  2. Identify the countervailing protective factors that impede young people from juvenile justice involvement outcomes.
  3. Understand the differences and commonalities across delinquency and school discipline risk factors.
  4. Discern how these myriad of risk and protective factors do not tell the whole story of why young people become involved in delinquent activities.
  5. Recognize the young people who are disproportionately impacted by school exclusions policies and involvement with the juvenile courts.
  6. Explain why some young people are disproportionately involved with the juvenile justice system.