- Define a juvenile diversion program. Then research and examine at least one juvenile diversion Program that is located in a state of your choice and outline the offenses that are eligible for the program. Please provide your thoughts on whether you believe the program is successful.
- Then, respond to the posts of at least two (2) other peers with comments that continue to drive the discussion.
Week 8 Hot Topic: Extra Credit
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious-disease expert, said you need to carefully consider whether previously “innocent, lovely” holiday gatherings are worth the risk of COVID-19 they bring this year. “I think the people in this country need to realistically do a risk-benefit assessment,” said Fauci. “Every family is different. Everyone has a different level of risk that they want to tolerate.” Read on for his full warning, and to ensure your health and the health of others, don’t miss
COVID-19 cases are rising in all 50 states, largely driven by small gatherings. Health officials worry that Thanksgiving will cause a surge of cases that might overwhelm hospitals. “When you think of the holiday season and the congregating indoors at what are innocent, lovely functions like meals with family and friends, you’ve got to really think” of the risk factors, said Fauci.
For example: “Do you have people in your family that are elderly that might have underlying conditions like someone on chemotherapy or other things that weaken their immune system? Do you really want to get a crowd of 10, 15, 20 people, many of whom are coming in from places where they’ve gone from crowded airports to planes getting into the house?”
On Thursday, the CDC advised Americans to avoid Thanksgiving travel and to limit gatherings to people who live in the same household, meaning those who have lived primarily in the same house for at least 14 days. Holiday gatherings “have been such joyous things in the past, but this is a very special situation,” Fauci added. “You don’t want to call it a law, but you want to say, at least give your family the benefit of having considered, what is the risk-benefit” of having a gathering, “as opposed to constraining what you do to the very core people who live in your home. You just need to consider it and make your own decision.”
Considering what Dr. Fauci just stated, how will you and your family handle the holiday season amidst this raging COVID-19 pandemic ?
Hot Topic Part 2
The 17-year-old Kenosha, Wisconsin, shooter has been bailed out of jail. Kyle Rittenhouse was arrested days after shooting three protesters. The teenager paid an adult friend to buy an AR-15-style rifle with stimulus money and then used it in what he claimed was an attempt to protect businesses during civil unrest. Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old Kenosha, Wisconsin, shooter accused of killing two people during a protest in August, made bail on Friday, according to his attorney.
On August 25, Rittenhouse, from Illinois who had crossed state lines to get to Kenosha demonstrations over the police shooting of Jacob Blake, opened fire on protestors. He had been armed with an AR-15-style rifle and fired at people at close range, police said, killing two and injuring one. Wood tweeted that donors raised over $2 million to pay for Rittenhouse’s bail and legal fees. Wood specifically shouted out actor Ricky Schroder and MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, asking people to follow them on Twitter. Rittenhouse’s next court hearing is scheduled for December 3. He has been charged with homicide and reckless endangerment, among other charges.
The 17-year-old has become a politically divisive figure. Some view him as a killer who went out of his way to cross state lines and arm himself with a gun, looking for a chance to use it on protesters. Others, primarily those on the right, hail him as a hero who set out to protect people’s property from looters.
What are your thoughts?