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NCJ Number: 209589 Find in a Library
Title: Girls in the Juvenile Justice System: The Need for More Gender-Responsive Services
Author(s): Christy Sharp; Jessica Simon
Corporate Author: Child Welfare League of America, Inc.
United States of America
Date Published: 2005
Page Count: 39
Sponsoring Agency: Child Welfare League of America, Inc.
Arlington, VA 22202-4801
Sale Source: Child Welfare League of America, Inc.
2345 Crystal Drive
Suite 250
Arlington, VA 22202-4801
United States of America
Document: HTML
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents an overview of girls or female offenders in the juvenile justice system demonstrating the need for a comprehensive continuum of care to address their needs.
Abstract: Dominated by boys, the juvenile justice system has seen a significant increase in the number of girls/females entering the system and the system is ill-prepared to meet the needs of this growing population. This report depicts the complex issues confronting female offenders in the juvenile justice system and demonstrates the need for the development of a more comprehensive continuum of care to address their needs. It documents the current trends in arrests and detainment, common characteristics of juvenile female offenders, risk factors linked to girls’ pathways to delinquency, and examples of promising programs and gender-competent components. All youth serving systems, as well as communities and society as a whole must embrace the unique and valuable characteristics girls and young women offer. References
Main Term(s): Female juvenile delinquents
Index Term(s): Adolescent females; Female offenders; Females; Juvenile delinquents; Juvenile offenders
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