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  NCJ Number: NCJ 174464   Add to Shopping cart   Find in a Library
  Title: Juvenile Female Offenders: A Status of the States Report
  Document URL: HTML PDF 
  Project Director: A K Temple
  Corporate Author: Community Research Associates
United States of America
  Date Published: 1998
  Page Count: 121
  Annotation: This report describes State efforts to develop and implement programs and policies to address issues related to female juvenile offenders and females at risk of juvenile delinquency and juvenile status offenses.
  Abstract: The strategies presented in the report include developing gender-specific programs for females; providing training for juvenile personnel who work with adolescent females; and focusing on the prevention of delinquent behavior through the establishment of front-end, community-based services. The discussion also notes that efforts to address the needs of juvenile females are evolving and changing with the times. Nevertheless, the goal established by Congress in 1992 to develop policies to prohibit gender bias and ensure that female youth have access to a full range of services remains a challenge. Policymakers, service providers, and juvenile justice professionals now need a commitment to evaluating services that work and implementing the necessary policies for provision of effective programs for this population. Tables, section reference lists, and appended lists of resource organizations and publications
  Main Term(s): Female juvenile delinquents ; Female status offenders
  Index Term(s): Juvenile delinquency factors ; Juvenile delinquency prevention
  Sponsoring Agency: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
  Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
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Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America

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United States of America
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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