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NCJ Number: 69275 Find in a Library
Title: JUVENILE PROSTITUTION (FROM SIXTH NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON JUVENILE JUSTICE, 1979)
Author(s): S F HUTCHINSON
Corporate Author: National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
United States of America

National District Atorneys Assoc
United States of America

Teach 'Em Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Sponsoring Agency: National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
Reno, NV 89507
National District Atorneys Assoc
Alexandria, VA 22314
Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
Teach 'Em Inc
Chicago, IL 60611
Sale Source: National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
P.O. Box 8970
Reno, NV 89507
United States of America

Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: IN THIS AUDIOTAPE CASSETTE, THE SCOPE, VICTIMS, AND EXPLOITERS OF JUVENILE PROSTITUTION ARE SURVEYED, AND CRIME-SPECIFIC COUNTERMEASURES ARE SUGGESTED.
Abstract: AFTER INTRODUCTORY DEFINITIONS AND STATISTICS, THE VICE PRESIDENT OF ODYSSEY HOUSE (NEW YORK), WHICH IS PRESENTLY PREPARING A PILOT PROGRAM FOR TREATING SEXUALLY ABUSED JUVENILES, DESCRIBES THE VICTIMS AS FREQUENTLY COMING FORM RURAL AREAS OR A CHILD ABUSE ENVIRONMENT. DRIVEN BY BOREDOM, LONELINESS, OR ALCOHOL OR DRUG ADDICTION, THEY TURN TO PROSTITUTION FOR ATTENTION, AFFECTION, AND FINANCIAL GAIN. THE CUSTOMERS, WHO FIND THEIR PARTICULAR SEXUAL PREFERENCES THROUGH PIMPS OR EVEN A NATIONWIDE COMPUTERIZED REFERRAL SERVICE, ARE OFTEN WHITE MIDDLE-AGED MEN (NOT SELDOM IN POSITIONS OF WEALTH AND POWER). GENERAL PREVENTIVE MEASURES INCLUDE (1) TEACHING JUVENILES THE EMOTIONAL SIGNIFICANCE OF SEXUAL RELATIONS, (2) SATISFYING THEIR NEED FOR AFFECTION AND ATTENTION, (3) PROVIDING AGE-APPROPRIATE SEXUAL EDUCATION, (4) PROVIDING COMPREHENSIVE TREATMENT FOR JUVENILE PROSTITUTES, AND (5) COMBATING JUVENILE PROSTITUTION ON A COMMUNITY BASIS. SPECIFIC STEPS INCLUDE THE SETTING UP OF TREATMENT PROGRAMS (SUCH AS THAT OF ODYSSEY HOUSE), ESTABLISHING A SPECIAL TEAM OF TRAINED POLICE OFFICERS AND SOCIAL WORKERS TO DEAL WITH SEXUALLY EXPLOITED CHILDREN, AND PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT ACT TO INCLUDE SEXUALLY EXPLOITED CHILDREN. THE MATERIAL IS SUITABLE FOR A GENERAL AUDIENCE, AND A PRINTED OUTLINE OF THE TAPE IS INCLUDED. FOR RELATED TAPES, SEE NCJ 69273-74 AND 69276-85.
Index Term(s): Abused children; Audiovisual aids; Child molesters; Crime specific countermeasures; Juvenile prostitution; Workshops and seminars
Note: *This document is currently unavailable from NCJRS. THIS PROGRAM IS PART OF THE SECOND SIDE OF THE CASSETTE. FOR THE PROGRAM WHICH COMPRISES THE REST OF THE CASSETTE, SEE NCJ-69274.
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