The Juvenile Justice System and Diversion Program in Puerto Rico: A Therapeutic or Anti-Therapeutic System?

20 Pages Posted: 26 Feb 2014 Last revised: 10 Mar 2016

Date Written: February 24, 2014

Abstract

This paper focuses on the Juvenile Justice System and the Diversion program established in Puerto Rico. It analyzes whether the system and program takes into account the needs of the minors that come into contact with the system. Converting the system and program into one, which can be considered as therapeutic or anti-therapeutic. It further discusses different countries that have implemented a therapeutic juvenile justice system to focus on the needs of the minors.

Keywords: Therapeutic Jurisprudence, Juvenile Justice System, Diversion program

Suggested Citation

Samudio Vargas, Omayra, The Juvenile Justice System and Diversion Program in Puerto Rico: A Therapeutic or Anti-Therapeutic System? (February 24, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2400767 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2400767

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