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NCJ Number: 159388 Find in a Library
Title: Making the Connection: Child Advocacy and Balanced Juvenile Justice Policy
Corporate Author: Children's Action Alliance
United States of America
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 5
Sponsoring Agency: Children's Action Alliance
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Sale Source: Children's Action Alliance
4001 North 3rd Street
Suite 160
Phoenix, AZ 85012
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper discusses the connection between the environmental and family stresses that children experience at an early age, and their later propensity to participate in juvenile delinquent activities.
Abstract: The paper emphasizes that many children pass through child welfare, health care, and educational systems before their involvement in the juvenile justice system. Many children end up on the juvenile justice system because there was no effective provision of services from more appropriate agencies. Young children at risk of future delinquent involvement require early and effective intervention. The cycle between early childhood influences and delinquency can be broken by improving early identification of youth at risk of becoming chronic offenders, recognizing that children are different from adults, and developing a balanced approach to juvenile justice. 11 references
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Juvenile delinquency factors; Juvenile delinquency prevention
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