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NCJ Number: 78519 Find in a Library
Title: Eastern Regional Conference on 'Just Us - Young Pan Asian Females and the Juvenile Justice System' - Proceedings, May 24, 1980, Arlington, Virginia
Corporate Author: Organization of Pan Asian American Women, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 46
Sponsoring Agency: National Board of Young Women's Christian Assoc
New York, NY 10022
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Organization of Pan Asian American Women, Inc
Washington, DC 20006
Grant Number: 78-JS-AX-0106
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Conference Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Conference proceedings of the Organization of Pan Asian American Women are presented; the conference focused on developing a model program for the prevention and treatment of juvenile delinquency among 'high-risk' Pan Asian female youths.
Abstract: The keynote address discusses Federal efforts in support of juvenile delinquency prevention, while the second talk describes the work of the Los Angeles Police Department's Asian task force, a unit of concerned officers that focuses on helping Asian youth. Next, contributions are presented from a panel that discussed the impact of the juvenile justice system on youth. The critical needs of Asian-Pacific youths, particularly the female youths, were assessed in workshops that examined such topics as delinquency among Asian Pacific female youth, drug and alcohol abuse-related problems of Asian Pacific youth, school-related problems of Asian Pacific youth, current issues and concerns of Asian Pacific youth, mental health issues of Asian Pacific youth, special problems of youth of new immigrant families, and alternative programs for Asian Pacific youth. Various resources are listed and described, followed by descriptions of the capacity-building and advocacy workshops dealing with social action service delivery for Asian Americans and networking among Asian-Pacfic American communities, advocacy for quality services to youth, and legal rights for adolescents and parents. Recommendations from these workshops are presented.
Index Term(s): Asian Americans; Females; Juvenile delinquency factors; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Workshops and seminars
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