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NCJ Number: 141355 Find in a Library
Corporate Author: Des Moines City Demonstration Agency
United States of America

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 26
Sponsoring Agency: Des Moines City Demonstration Agency
Des Moines, IA
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
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Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
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United States of America

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Document: PDF
Type: Survey
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The Juvenile Justice Detention and Corrections National Assembly, comprised of representatives of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), the National Institute of Corrections (NIC), the NIC Academy, and other agencies in the field of juvenile corrections and detention, met to consider the field's future and to draft vision and mission statements to help shape it.
Abstract: The assembly was held in response to an earlier forum that had called for such a conference to create a shared vision of the issues in juvenile detention and corrections and to develop appropriate strategies. The process of composing the vision and mission statements began with a review of the past and present of juvenile corrections, and moved into a forecast of what the future holds in the next century. The OJJDP representative spoke of the office's efforts to help the juvenile justice system deal with violent crime, but emphasized the critical need to strengthen the family unit. After drafting the vision statement, which holds forth the dream that every child should experience success within the context of caring families and nurturing communities, the assembly wrote the mission statement, which states that the juvenile corrections and detention system must provide leadership for change for youth, families, and communities.
Main Term(s): Future trends; Juvenile correctional planning
Index Term(s): National Institute of Corrections (NIC); Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
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