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NCJ Number: 148044 Find in a Library
Author(s): G Sapp; M Arrington; L Barnett; T Brandau; C Hutton; M Rees; E A Reed; B Peyton; R Brainen
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 25
Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report describes a model for prevention of juvenile violence in Delaware; the model focuses on the use of early intervention, education, and prevention.
Abstract: The model uses a three-pronged approach: the identification of risk factors associated with youth violence, the implementation of programs that reduce risk, and the promotion of protective factors that develop resiliency and insulate children from environmental risks. Risk factors include community risk factors such as economic and social deprivation, family factors such as child abuse and neglect, school factors such as academic failure and behavior problems, and individual and peer factors such as learning disabilities and having violent friends. Two promising early intervention strategies include home-based health, social, and educational services delivered by nurses or social workers and school-based violence prevention and intervention services. Protective and resiliency include social competence, problemsolving skills, a sense of purpose, and supportive families and schools. Delaware has made a good start in implementing this model. To continue progress, the Delaware Interagency Council for Children and Families should take responsibility for this effort and should include law enforcement in its interagency agreement. Notes, additional recommendations, and appended background materials
Main Term(s): Crime prevention planning
Index Term(s): Delaware; Juvenile delinquency factors; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Violence causes; Violence prevention
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