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NCJ Number: 162969 Find in a Library
Title: Delinquency Treatment and Intervention, Working Document
Author(s): R A Silverman; J H Creechan
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 100
Sponsoring Agency: Canada Department of Justice
Ottawa ON K1A 0H8, Canada
Canada Dept of Justice
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H8, Canada
Publication Number: WD1995-7e
Sale Source: Canada Department of Justice
Justice Bldg. Kent St., at Wellington St.
Ottawa ON K1A 0H8,
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: This report overviews the broad social context of juvenile delinquency in the United States and Canada and describes now both legal and nonlegal mechanisms interact to prevent, reduce, and rehabilitate.
Abstract: The report is divided into four distinct sections: (1) historical response to juvenile delinquency; (2) traditional and classical approaches used to prevent, control, and rehabilitate juvenile delinquents; (3) current juvenile delinquency treatment and prevention programs; and (4) possible strategies for research aimed at prevention, control, and rehabilitation. The emergence of community prevention programs in the United States and Canada is discussed, and directions taken by the two countries to prevent juvenile delinquency and to improve the juvenile justice system are examined. Juvenile delinquency prevention programs are classified as predelinquent, preadjudication, and postadjudication intervention. The effectiveness of recent and innovative programs to prevent, reduce, and control juvenile delinquency is assessed. Policy recommendations to improve juvenile delinquency prevention programs are offered that focus on probation, serious juvenile delinquents, early intervention, violence reduction, community-based treatment, secure custody, and aftercare. 138 references, 1 table, and 2 figures
Main Term(s): Foreign juvenile delinquency
Index Term(s): Canada; Crime in foreign countries; Foreign crime prevention; Foreign juvenile justice systems; Juvenile delinquency factors; Juvenile delinquency prevention programs; Juvenile rehabilitation; US/foreign comparisons
Note: Report No. 2, Youth Justice Education Partnership Research Series
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