Youth disengagement: what's CARE got to do with it?

  • Title: Youth disengagement: what's CARE got to do with it?
    Author: Dobler, Samantha
    Year: 2017
    Faculty Advisor: Minaker, Joanne
    Keyword(s): youth, criminal justice system
    Description: Do youth who disengage from society find their way into the criminal justice system or does the criminal justice system lead youth to disengage from society? This paper aims to contribute a student’s perspective on the (dis)engagement debate. In other words, to dispel the myth that “disengaged youth” just don’t care. Drawing on a critical, youth justice perspective, I conceptualize youth engagement, examine the bridges and barriers contributing to social inclusion/exclusion. I develop a CARE model for increasing access for youth. I pose practical questions concerning social support availability and opportunities for young people to contribute in meaningful ways to their community.
    Notes: Presented on April 24, 2017 at Student Research Day held at MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta.
    Peer Reviewed: No
    Type of Item: Undergraduate Papers
    Language: English

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