Primary Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 200–250 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.
For this Discussion Board, please complete the following:
Young people have a unique experience when going through the juvenile system. Complete the following activity to learn more about Pham and the way his story illustrates this experience:
Choose a youth service provider position from the given activity. Please choose a different position and not the one that you have chosen previously. Reflect on Pham’s life and needs through the lens of your chosen youth service provider role:
Judges rely on the information in these court reports as they make their decisions. In this Discussion Board, in your new service provider role, you will discuss the information that you would provide to a judge. Include your responses to the following questions:
How does Pham’s situation differ from that of the typical American teenager?
How does Pham’s culture play a role in his upbringing?
What information do you think is relevant for a judge to render a decision?