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Title: ARE MY DREAMS TOO MUCH TO ASK FOR?
Author(s): D ROSENBERG; C ZIMMERMAN
Corporate Author: New Directions for Young Women, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 136
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
New Directions for Young Women, Inc
Tucson, AZ 85701
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 76-DF-99-0033; 76-JS-99-0010; 78-DF-AX-0055
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: POEMS AND EXCERPTS FROM INTERVIEWS WITH 50 YOUNG WOMEN INVOLVED WITH NEW DIRECTIONS FOR YOUNG WOMEN ARE REPRINTED.
Abstract: NEW DIRECTIONS FOR YOUNG WOMEN ORIGINATED IN PIMA COUNTY (ARIZONA) AS PART OF A LARGER EXPERIMENT TO DEAL WITH JUVENILE DELINQUENCY (DRUG ABUSE, SEXUAL DELINQUENCY, AND TRUANCY) OUTSIDE THE COURT SYSTEM. WITH NEW DIRECTIONS FOR YOUNG WOMEN, THE DEINSTITUTIONALIZATION OF FEMALE STATUS OFFENDERS IS INCORPORATED INTO THE BROADER CONTEXT OF THE FEMINIST MOVEMENT AND HELPS YOUNG WOMEN TO FIND THEIR ROLE IN TODAY'S SOCIETY. THE YOUNG WOMEN INTERVIEWED HAVE BEEN ACTIVELY INVOLVED IN THE ORGANIZATION FOR THE PAST 18 MONTHS. THEY ARE OF VARIED BACKGROUND (BLACK, INDIAN, ANGLO-AMERICAN, AND MEXICAN-AMERICAN), AND THEIR AGE RANGES FROM 13 TO 18 YEARS. SOME COME FROM GROUP HOMES, FOSTER HOMES, AND DETENTION CENTERS; OTHERS HAVE A 'NORMAL HOME.' MANY OF THEM ARE HIGH-SCHOOL DROPOUTS. THE POEMS AND INTERVIEWS COVER SUCH TOPICS AS FAMILY, SCHOOL, FRIENDS, DRUGS AND ALCOHOL, SEXUALITY, CAREER AND LIFE PLANS, SOCIAL ISSUES, AND YOUTH ORGANIZATIONS. A SHORT BIBLIOGRAPHY FOCUSING ON FEMINISM AND JUVENILE DELINQUENCY IS APPENDED. (SAJ)
Index Term(s): Arizona; Deinstitutionalization; Female status offenders; Juvenile court diversion; Women's rights; Youth centers
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