The justice system is a complex system that is based on the idea of equal protection. However, there is no scientific evidence to suggest that the current justice system is equal. The evidence suggests that it does not serve all people equally and does not provide them with the resources they need to be successful in their life.
The current system does not take into account the needs of people with disabilities, children, or those who are impoverished. It also fails to address the mental health needs of individuals who have experienced trauma, abuse or neglect. The current system has been criticized for being unfair to minority groups and for failing to adequately support victims of crime (Adler & Walsh).
In response to this gap in understanding, several states have responded by creating programs that provide services to the youth. These initiatives are designed to help these individuals transition from detention facilities to regular society through education, employment assistance, and other support.
A socially just system is one that is designed to address the needs of the youth. By implementing a social justice model in our criminal justice system, we can help achieve a more just society.