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NCJ Number: 207787 Find in a Library
Title: Juvenile Justice Programs and Strategies (From Child Delinquents: Development, Intervention, and Service Needs, P 305-321, 2001, Rolf Loeber and David P. Farrington, eds. -- NCJ-207774)
Author(s): James C. Howell
Date Published: 2001
Page Count: 17
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: Program/Project Description
Format: Book (Hardbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Following a brief history of the American juvenile justice system, this chapter identifies recent changes in policies that influence juvenile court processing of child delinquents, describes promising programs that target child delinquents, and proposes a comprehensive model for integrated services for child delinquents.
Abstract: Although recent changes in juvenile court processing have been designed to improve outcomes for juveniles, i.e., limitations on the use of incarceration and the development of programs that divert juveniles from formal court processing and residential custody, many status offenders and child delinquents, along with nonoffenders, may not have access to the service delivery system or be given appropriate treatment. In reviewing promising programs for child delinquents, the author notes that the juvenile justice system has no special facilities for them, and there are few programs designed specifically for child delinquents; however, new models are being developed. None of these programs has yet been conclusively demonstrated to be an effective intervention for this population. The promising programs described are the Michigan Early Offender Program, Minnesota Delinquents Under 10 Program, the Minnesota All Children Excel Program, the Sacramento County Community Intervention Program, and the Toronto Under 12 Outreach Project. The chapter concludes with a description of a comprehensive model for services to child delinquents that integrates prevention, early intervention, graduated sanctions, and aftercare. 7 notes
Main Term(s): Young juvenile offenders
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; California; Canada; History of juvenile justice; Juvenile delinquency prevention programs; Juvenile diversion programs; Michigan; Minnesota
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