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NCJ Number: 183189 Find in a Library
Title: Voices for Children: Shay Bilchik
Journal: Children's Voice  Volume:9  Issue:3  Dated:May 2000  Pages:16-19
Author(s): Shay Bilchik
Editor(s): Steven S. Boehm
Date Published: May 2000
Page Count: 4
Type: Biography
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A leader in child abuse and juvenile justice issues for more than 22 years, Shay Bilchik took over as the executive director of the Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) in February 2000.
Abstract: Bilchik was former administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). While administrator of the OJJDP, Bilchik expanded the agency's role in addressing youth violence, juvenile substance abuse, child abuse and neglect, children's exposure to violence, missing and exploited children, and strengthening families. Prior to the OJJDP, he forged a solid reputation as a champion of child abuse and juvenile justice issues in the state attorney's office in Miami in the 1980's under Florida State Attorney Janet Reno. Questions posed to Bilchik in his current position as executive director of the CWLA provide insights on his qualifications, priorities, management style, challenges, principal issues facing children and families and the role of CWLA in responding to these issues, the link between child maltreatment and delinquency, and the future state of child welfare. 3 photographs
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Child abuse; Child welfare; Family support; Juvenile crime control; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Juvenile dependency and neglect; Juvenile drug abusers; Juvenile drug use; Juvenile justice system; Missing children; Parent-Child Relations; Violence prevention
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