skip navigation


Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.


NCJ Number: 165778 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Guaranteeing Safe Passage: The National Forum on Youth Violence
Author(s): L A Gilley
Corporate Author: Developmental Research and Programs, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 88
Sponsoring Agency: Developmental Research and Programs, Inc
Seattle, WA 98109
National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 95-JN-FX-0012
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Conference Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: These proceedings of the National Forum on Youth Violence (May 31 - June 2, 1995) contain the agenda; a list of personnel for working groups; lists of speakers and panelists; biographies of speakers, panelists, and presenters; a list of participants; and a draft policy statement by forum participants.
Abstract: The topics addressed by working groups were effective public/private partnerships, the OJJDP comprehensive strategy, guns and kids, young women and violence, youth violence prevention, reducing violence through community policing, and early childhood intervention. The forum produced a draft Policy Statement on Youth Violence based in a consensus that believes communities need comprehensive strategies to combat youth crime. Five basic principles are proposed for guiding such efforts. One principle is to strengthen the family in its role to instill healthy beliefs; promote clear standards; and provide opportunities, skill development, and recognition to children. A second principle is to support core social institutions in their efforts to develop capable, mature, and responsible youth; and a third is to recognize that delinquency prevention is the most cost-effective approach to combating youth crime. A fourth principle is to intervene immediately and effectively when delinquent behavior first manifests itself; this involves ensuring that appropriate sanctions and interventions are delivered in a timely fashion. The fifth principle is to identify and control the small group of serious, violent, and chronic offenders through a range of graduated sanctions, including placement in secure facilities when necessary. Reference materials are also included in this notebook.
Main Term(s): Violent juvenile offenders
Index Term(s): Violence causes; Violence prevention
Note: Proceedings from a forum held May 31 - June 2, 1995.
To cite this abstract, use the following link:

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.