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NCJ Number: 93867 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: National Nongovernmental Organizations Involved With the Juvenile Justice System - Focus on the Serious and Violent Juvenile Offender
Author(s): G Olson-Raymer; J Gosier; J Wallace
Corporate Author: American Justice Institute
National Juvenile Justice System Assessment Ctr
United States of America
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 516
Sponsoring Agency: American Justice Institute
Sacramento, CA 95814
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
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Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 79-JN-AX-0013
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United States of America

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Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study identifies national nongovernmental organizations that currently deal with juvenile justice issues, particularly serious and violent juvenile offenders, and explains the specific types of involvement.
Abstract: A list of almost 200 organizations was compiled from several reference sources, a wide variety of youth-serving organizational literature, and from 'Congressional Record' listings of official Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act supporters. Each organization was then contacted by letter and followup telephone conversations to determine the extent of involvement and interest; consequently, 103 national nongovernmental organizatons meeting the research criteria were identified. The types of national nongovernmental organizations found were youth membership organizations, adult organizations directly involved with the juvenile justice system, adult organizations indirectly involved with the juvenile justice system, and Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act supporters uninvolved with the juvenile justice system. The involvement of each of the 103 national nongovernmental organizations consists primarily of participating in national youth-serving collaborations; sponsoring Federal, State, and local advocacy efforts; creating and operating direct service programs for predelinquent and delinquent youth as well as training and information forums for juvenile justice practitioners; and providing a wide variety of juvenile justice resources for organizaiton members and the public at-large. Only 31 of the organizations were involved with serious and violent juvenile offenders. Twenty-four of these organizations receive partial or total financial assistance from government agency. Only seven organizations operate serious and violent juvenile offender endeavors exclusively with private funds. The study's overall conclusion is that the vast majority of national nongovernmental juvenile justice and serious and violent juvenile offender endeavors have been sponsored by public and private partnerships. This suggests that any major contraction of Federal, State, and public support would hinder future national nongovernmental involvement with the juvenile justice system as well as serious and violent juvenile offenders. About 270 bibliographic listings are provided.
Index Term(s): Agricultural crime; Private sector civic involvement; Private sector-government cooperation
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