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NCJ Number: 168980 Find in a Library
Title: Combating Violence and Delinquency: The National Juvenile Justice Action Plan
Journal: Alternatives to Incarceration  Volume:3  Issue:1  Dated:January-February 1997  Pages:31-34
Corporate Author: Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
United States of America
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The National Juvenile Justice Action Plan developed by the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is an eight-point statement of objectives and strategies to strengthen State and local initiatives to reduce juvenile violence, increase the juvenile justice system's effectiveness, and prevent juvenile delinquency.
Abstract: The objectives are to (1) provide immediate intervention and appropriate sanctions and treatment for delinquent juveniles; (2) prosecute certain serious, violent, and chronic juvenile offenders in criminal court; (3) reduce youth involvement with guns, drugs, and gangs; (4) provide opportunities for children and youth; (5) break the cycle of violence by addressing youth victimization, abuse and neglect; (6) strenthen and mobilize communities; (7) support the development of innovative approaches to research and evaluation; and (8) implement an active public outreach campaign on effective strategies to address juvenile violence. The action plan describes effective strategies to meet each objectives and presents case example of successful programs
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention
Index Term(s): Juvenile justice policies; Juvenile justice reform; Violence prevention
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