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NCJ Number: 157106 Find in a Library
Title: Combating Violence and Delinquency: The National Juvenile Justice Action Plan Report
Corporate Author: Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
United States of America
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 2
Sponsoring Agency: Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: HTML|PDF|Text
Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This Action Plan is designed to provide a framework and strategy for action to address the problem of juvenile violence that faces communities, their youth, and the juvenile justice system.
Abstract: This plan for local, State, and Federal action is an eight- point statement of objectives and strategies that are designed to strengthen State and local initiatives to reduce juvenile violence and to increase the capacity of the juvenile justice system to respond to and prevent delinquency. One objective is to provide immediate intervention and appropriate sanctions and treatment for delinquent juveniles. A second objective is to prosecute certain serious, violent, and chronic juvenile offenders in criminal court; and a third objective is to reduce youth involvement with guns, drugs, and gangs. The fourth objective is to provide opportunities for children and youth; and the fifth objective is to break the cycle of violence by addressing youth victimization, abuse, and neglect. Another objective is to strengthen and mobilize communities. Remaining objectives are to support the development of innovative approaches to research and evaluation and to implement an aggressive public outreach campaign on effective strategies to combat juvenile violence. Each section of the Action Plan addresses one of these objectives and includes a set of actions based on research, evaluated programs, and successful strategies. 21 figures and appended matrix of technical assistance resources, reports of selected commissions and task forces, program catalogs and directories, and an extensive annotated bibliography
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention
Index Term(s): Violence prevention; Violent juvenile offenders
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