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  NCJ Number: NCJ 182737   Add to Shopping cart   Find in a Library
  Title: Profiling the Needs of Young Female Offenders: Instrument Development and Pilot Study - Final Report, April 2000
  Document URL: PDF 
  Dataset URL: DATASET 1
  Author(s): Barbara Owen Ph.D. ; Barbara Bloom Ph.D.
  Date Published: 2000
  Page Count: 143
  Annotation: This is the final report of a study of the needs of young female offenders.
  Abstract: While young female offenders remain a small minority within the juvenile justice system, the unique needs and program demands of this population require particular attention in terms of research and policy. This report provides survey instruments and basic research guidelines that can be used to collect empirical data on youthful female offenders and their program needs. Basic steps in collecting this information include a profile of the youthful female offender population; an on-site survey of existing facility-based programs; and a needs assessment that matches profile data with program data to determine gaps between the needs of girls and young women and current program availability. The report describes the steps necessary to conduct a needs assessment. The issues that differentiate the management of youthful female offenders include victimization, addiction, healthcare, pregnancy and parenting, reentry, housing, and job training and placement. References, appendixes
  Main Term(s): Corrections
  Index Term(s): Female offenders ; Policy ; Females ; Female inmates ; Female juvenile delinquents ; Literature reviews ; Male female offender comparisons ; Pregnant offenders ; Gender issues ; Final reports
  Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Grant Number: 95-IJ-CX-0098
  Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
  Type: Report (Study/Research)
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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