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Children, who live in families with stable parental relationships, where the family has residential stability and gainful employment opportunities, are less likely to become statistics in the juvenile or criminal justice system.c Most parents in this study demonstrate behavioral patterns characteristic of fragile parental and family relationships, residential instability, employment histories that place them in or near poverty status, mental illness, extensions of generational criminogenics, and/or chronic episodes of recidivism. Throughout the interviews and focus groups conducted during this study, participants consistently stated that the lack of housing, difficulty in obtaining medication, and inadequate mental illness assistance availability contribute to their problems of staying out of jail.
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