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NCJ Number: 148698 Find in a Library
Title: Services for Young Women: Future Directions (From National Conference on Juvenile Justice, P 305-310, 1993, Lynn Atkinson and Sally-Anne Gerull, eds. -- See NCJ-148673)
Author(s): C Alder
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 6
Sponsoring Agency: Australian Institute of Criminology
Canberra ACT, 2601, Australia
Sale Source: Australian Institute of Criminology
GPO Box 2944
Canberra ACT, 2601,
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: This paper examines current correctional policies for young women and recommends future directions.
Abstract: The overall objective of correctional services for female juvenile delinquents should be to "facilitate young women being able to lead safe, secure, and independent lives which provide them with a sense of personal worth, and participation in and being able to contribute to the society in which they live." Essential to realizing this objective is economic independence through paid, meaningful employment and long-term accommodation. Correctional policies for young women should help them become independent in ways that recognize the inequalities that have shaped their development and attitudes toward themselves. Programs should ensure safe environments for them while they achieve greater independence and participation in their communities. Correctional policies should aim to change those conditions (policies, service distribution, and administrative and professional practices) that exclude young women from mainstream services and supports. Correctional programs should promote personal and social growth by increasing young women's skills in controlling their experiences and using opportunities. Programs must be accessible and relevant to the experiences of young women, particularly in terms of their geographic location and the way in which they are provided. 4 references
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Female juvenile delinquents; Foreign juvenile justice systems; Juvenile correctional programs; Juvenile vocational training
Note: From proceedings of the National Conference on Juvenile Justice, held in Adelaide, Australia, September 22-24, 1992.
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