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NCJ Number: 169108 Find in a Library
Title: Prevention and Policy: Directions for the Future (From Children in a Violent Society, P 323-328, 1997, Joy D. Osofsky, ed. -- See NCJ-169092)
Author(s): J D Osofsky
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 6
Sponsoring Agency: Guilford Publications, Inc.
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Type: Youth-Oriented Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This is a compilation of public policy recommendations designed to focus attention on children and youth as the perpetrators and victims of violence and guide program development in an effort to find solutions to this growing national problem.
Abstract: First, a national campaign is needed to change the image of violence from one that is acceptable, even admired, to something disdained and considered unacceptable. This campaign should involve individuals and advocates from health and mental health fields, law enforcement, criminal justice, and the media. Second, the public should be educated about the effects of violence on children and how to protect them. This effort should be conducted in multiple sites and should inform the public about both the many factors that put youth at risk for the development of violent behaviors and the protective factors that buffer the effects of exposure to risk. Third, community-based prevention and intervention efforts must be developed to build on family and community strengths. Other recommendations are to encourage and enforce sane and safe gun laws and usage, as well as provide resources for therapeutic interventions for children and families in accessible settings. 14 references
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): Community crime prevention programs; Community involvement; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Victims of violent crime; Violence prevention; Violent juvenile offenders
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