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Juvenile and young adult drug-related offenders

 

Juvenile and young adult drug-related offenders

The specific characteristics of juvenile and young adults, especially those who have committed drug-related offenses, open a space for dedicated investigation particular to this population’s needs.  The low number of studies devoted to juvenile and young adult drug-related offenders, in addition to recent modifications to the legal frameworks in a variety of OAS Member States, mean it is imperative to have reliable and accurate information on this population.  This includes the types of drug-related offenses being committed, specific characteristics in patterns of consumption (trends, prevalence, age of first use, and types of substance being consumed), and the identification of risk factors (peer groups, family structure, education, and others).  It is important to keep in mind that the justice system must maintain its ability to sanction offenders, while using a pedagogical approach, ensuring the rights of juveniles and young people, giving them opportunities for social inclusion, and encouraging their exercise of autonomous and responsible citizenship.


updated on 11/5/2015 5:02:12 PM