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NCJ Number: 161739 Find in a Library
Title: Tabula Rasa Intervention Project for Delinquent Gang- Involved Females
Journal: Journal of Gang Research  Volume:3  Issue:3  Dated:(Spring 1996)  Pages:37- 43
Author(s): E M De Zolt; L M Schmidt; D C Gilcher
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 7
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The Tabula Rasa Intervention Project in Cleveland, Ohio focuses on adolescent female issues of attachment and self- esteem and aims to reduce future gang involvement by females.
Abstract: The project resulted from the efforts of a consortium of experts established in 1994 to discuss the increasing problem of female delinquent gang involvement in the greater Cleveland area. The project uses the rites-of-passage philosophy in an effort to break the cycle of violence that often leads to female gang affiliation and involvement in juvenile delinquency. This philosophy is woven throughout the educational, wellness, job training, and vocational placement components of the Tabula Rasa Project. Project goals are to assist youthful females to develop problemsolving skills, develop life management skills, develop a positive self-image, and invest in their communities. Through its four components, the project attempts to persuade females away from the logical set of associations to the gang and toward other more legitimate community associations. The project will be evaluated using both qualitative and quantitative data from interviews, intake assessments, and court records. 27 references
Main Term(s): Juvenile/Youth Gangs
Index Term(s): Adolescent attitudes; Adolescents at risk; Female deviance; Gang Prevention; Ohio
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