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NCJ Number: 169049 Find in a Library
Title: Incarcerated Juvenile Offenders: Integrating Trauma-Oriented Treatment With State-of-the-Art Delinquency Interventions (From Delinquent Violent Youth: Theory and Interventions, P 230-255, 1998, Thomas P. Gullotta, Gerald R. Adams, et al., eds. - See NCJ-169040)
Author(s): E Becker; A U Rickel
Date Published: 1998
Page Count: 26
Sponsoring Agency: Sage Publications, Inc
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
Sale Source: Sage Publications, Inc
2455 Teller Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This chapter describes new findings regarding treatment for the most recalcitrant juvenile offenders, with suggestions for integration with other emerging treatment modalities.
Abstract: The chapter outlines the ways in which violent conditions inflicted upon youth interact with other societal and individual factors to perpetuate adolescent involvement in crime, and the implications of those interactions for treatment of youthful offenders. For youth who have committed only minor offenses, some form of diversion program (e.g., youth service or job training) to prevent the development of more serious delinquent behavior is preferable to incarceration. Many States have adopted an approach that allows for a graduated program of increasingly severe sanctions depending on the nature of the offense, the individual's criminal history, and other risk factors relevant to escalating delinquency behavior. A program of multisystemic therapy has had short- and long-term success in reducing antisocial and violent behavior in youth. The chapter discusses integration of multisystemic and phase-oriented treatment approaches. References
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Cultural influences; Juvenile delinquency factors; Juvenile delinquency theory; Juvenile diversion programs; Juvenile justice reform; Juvenile offenders; Juvenile Recidivism; Victimization
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