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NCJ Number: 119749 Find in a Library
Title: Adolescent Female Offenders: Program Parity Is Essential To Meeting Their Needs
Journal: Corrections Today  Dated:(August 1989)  Pages:98-103
Author(s): I R Bergsmann
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 6
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article describes the typical adolescent female offender, and the educational services and innovative programs currently available to her.
Abstract: The typical adolescent delinquent female is 16, has been abused sexually and/or physically or has been exploited, has not finished high school, and lives in the inner city. She uses drugs and lacks work and social skills to find and maintain employment above the subsistence level. Twenty-six percent of these young women are educationally disadvantaged. Most are held in public facilities for status offenses and abuse and neglect. Vocations that offer the potential for high pay continue to be offered to males more frequently than to females in both the institution and on study release. Some programs, such as the extended day skills training program in Massachusetts, share resources and are federally funded. In California, the Gender Equity and Single Parent Committee sponsors an annual job fair and holds single parent forums for these females. 5 references.
Main Term(s): Female juvenile delinquents
Index Term(s): Juvenile correctional education; Juvenile correctional programs; Juvenile educational services
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