The Case of Rick
June 15, 2015
The Case of Rick
The case management process is designed to help clients from different cultures and backgrounds improve their current situation. Clients within the criminal justice system come with various behavioral patterns and mental disorders that need immediate attention from case managers. These behaviors can cause individuals to commit criminal activity and become part of the criminal justice system. Case managers must be aware of behavioral issues among clients so they can use effective intervention practices that will reduce recidivism and promote public safety.
Description of Rick
Case managers have to manage clients from all ages, religion, social statuses, and sexual orientation. For example, Rick is a 16-year old male who is currently on probation, and continues to get into trouble with the law. Rick was diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder at an early which contributes to his negative behaviors. He has constantly been in trouble at school and the community. Younger individuals tend to follow in his footsteps when it comes to violence and intimidation. Rick is a very angry person and takes this anger out on younger children and teachers at school (Hanser & Mire, 2011, p. 77).
Rick is very disobedient and continues to lie about his whereabouts. He goes from house to house befriending individuals who he feels he can intimidate. He says curse words to people whom he thinks is disrespecting him without regards to their feelings. Rick is diagnosed with conduct disorder at the age of 11 which causes him to be cruel to animals, sexual misconduct, manipulation, and acts of violence. Rick’s parents have taken him to counseling because they feel his probation should be more strict (Hanser & Mire, 2011, p. 77).
Concept of helping clients during the case management process
The concept of helping clients during the...