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NCJRS Celebrates National Library Week April 12-18

National Library Week

Started in 1958, National Library Week is a nationwide observance celebrated by all types of libraries - including the NCJRS Virtual Library. NCJRS invites you to explore the breadth and scope of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection and services. With more than 220,000 collection documents and 60,000 online resources, including all known Office of Justice Programs works, it is one of the world’s largest criminal justice special collections.

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NCJ Number: NCJ 176918     Find in a Library
Title: Community Assessment Centers
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Author(s): Debra Oldenettel MPA ; Madeline Wordes Ph.D.
Date Published: 1999
Page Count: 2
  Annotation: Communities throughout the United States are looking for more effective ways of identifying and helping juveniles who are at risk of becoming serious, violent, and chronic offenders, and support is growing for integrated service delivery systems.
Abstract: Community Assessment Centers (CACs) are emerging as one approach to combining fragmented elements of service delivery, and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) believes that CACs may help overcome obstacles that contribute to inefficiency and ineffectiveness in the juvenile justice system. The OJJDP's program development process related to CACs has identified four key elements that can positively impact the lives of young people: single point of entry, immediate and comprehensive assessments, integrated case management, and a comprehensive and integrated management information system. CAC demonstration sites in Colorado and Florida are implementing these elements in their CAC programs. 1 reference
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention programs
Index Term(s): Juvenile justice system ; Model programs ; Community crime prevention programs ; Juvenile crime control ; Juvenile offenders ; Florida ; Colorado ; United States of America
Sponsoring Agency: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
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United States of America

Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse/NCJRS
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United States of America
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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