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“When you say ‘comic book’ in America, people think of Mickey Mouse, and Archie. It has a connotation    of juvenile”. Juvenile Delinquency often comes off as the habitual committing of criminal acts or offenses by a young person, especially one below the age at which ordinary criminal prosecution is possible. Cases dealing with Juveniles For Example, Juvenile Delinquency are handled by Juvenile Correctional Officers. To define the work of a Juvenile Correctional Officer, this paper will discuss the job itself and its working conditions, the skills and the skilling needed for the process, a salary range and pathways to advance in the field, and the future job opportunities predicted for the career area.Juvenile correctional officers work at youth correctional facilities and detention centers.  They maintain order and ensure the safety and security in such settings. The job also involves monitoring the inmates’ health. Beyond providing safety and security for the correctional facility, juvenile correctional officers may also transport inmates to and from activities and act as a group leader. Working conditions depend on at what type of facility an officer works as well as where in the facility an officer is assigned. Some prisons, for example, are overcrowded and do not have modern conveniences such as air conditioning. Corrections officers should be prepared to work indoors and outdoors in a variety of weather conditions, including the heat and the cold.Juvenile correctional officer must have the ability to work with youth in an empathetic and understanding manner, foster the cooperation of the youth in the treatment process, to communicate effectively with youth and to explain the progress of the youth to their family members and other treatment staff, to remain alert, observant, and physically able to respond appropriately to work situations or emergencies including, but not limited to, physical restraint of youth. Ability to accept and adapt to changes in assignments, methods, policies, etc… Ability to appropriately respond to abusive language and conduct in a manner consistent with instructions received in training. Although education requirements for juvenile correctional officers vary according to region and correctional facility, in general, these professionals must possess a high school diploma or GED and, in some cases, college degrees or college coursework, usually in the social sciences, such as criminal justice, psychology, sociology, or criminal justice.According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), job opportunities for all correctional officers, including those working with the juvenile population, were expected to increase by about four percent between 2014-2024, which is slower than average growth (www.bls.gov). Budget cuts at the local, state and federal level will slow job growth in for this career, though opportunities through private agencies could be greater. The BLS reported in 2015 the correctional officers earned an average of $45,320 per year. However, New Jersey, California, Massachusetts, New York, and Alaska all exceeded average pay significantly.To be concluded, understanding the aspects of a Juvenile correctional officer is important for the leadership key to establishing and maintaining juvenile’s .At a minimum, officers who are highly motivated, energetic, humanistic, mature, reflective and innovative. They should be capable of relating well with, and bringing out the best in, their subordinates and juvenile’s. They must have very strong organizational management skills, based on expertise in human resources, personnel management, labor relations, and public administration.