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NCJ Number: 205367 Find in a Library
Title: Youth Exposed to Domestic Violence
Author(s): Linda L. Baker; Peter G. Jaffe
Corporate Author: Centre for Children and Families in the Justice System
Date Published: 2003
Page Count: 31
Sponsoring Agency: Centre for Children and Families in the Justice System
London, Ontario N6A 5P6, Canada
David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Los Altos, CA 94022
Publication Number: ISBN 1-895953-16-2
Sale Source: Centre for Children and Families in the Justice System
London Family Court Clinic, Inc.
200-254 Pall Mall Street
Suite 200
London, Ontario N6A 5P6,
Type: Handbook
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: This handbook was designed for use by professionals in the juvenile justice system to enhance assessment and intervention strategies for youth from violent homes.
Abstract: Domestic violence is often a risk factor in the lives of youthful offenders regardless of whether it is the charge that brings them before the court. Juvenile justice professionals need to understand the overt and hidden ways domestic and other forms of violence affect juvenile offenders. Perpetration brings young people into the justice system, however, exposure and victimization also need to be identified and addressed to try and break the cycle of violence. While outcome research is lacking at this early state of intervening in domestic violence with adolescents, lessons learned form intervention with adults suggest promising ways to begin. That is, effective responses to domestic violence in the juvenile justice system suggest that well coordinated court and social services, informed by promising practices, and over time, accumulated empirical evidence, will be required. This handbook is broken down into specific topics that contain information that will help juvenile justice professionals: learn about domestic violence and its impact on adolescents; learn about evaluating risk and safety planning for victims of domestic violence; learn about coordinated justice responses to domestic violence and the role of juvenile custody programs and probation; learn about risk assessment and reduction with adolescent perpetrators of intimate partner and family violence; learn about promising practices for adolescent perpetrators of intimate partner and family violence; and learn about resources on domestic violence for adolescent victims and perpetrators. 26 references
Main Term(s): Adolescents at risk
Index Term(s): Domestic assault prevention; Domestic relations; Family counseling; Home environment; Parent-Child Relations
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