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NCJ Number: NCJ 177612     Find in a Library
Title: Developing and Administering Accountability-Based Sanctions for Juveniles
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Author(s): Patrick Griffin
Corporate Author: National Ctr for Juvenile Justice
Research Division
United States of America
Date Published: 1999
Page Count: 12
  Series: OJJDP Juvenile Accountability Block Grants Series
  Annotation: This document describes how to develop and administer accountability-based sanctions for juveniles.
Abstract: The accountability-based juvenile justice system: (1) regards crime victims, the community and juvenile offenders as clients; (2) makes community restoration and victim reparation by offenders a priority; (3) seeks to ensure that offenders understand the impact of their crimes; (4) attempts to develop community service options that are valued by communities and crime victims; and (5) attempts to educate the community on its role. The role of the community includes providing opportunities for valued community service and paid work experience for offenders; assisting crime victims, their families and their support systems; assisting offenders in completing obligations by providing support; and sharing responsibility for monitoring offenders. Exemplary programs include: Intermediate Interventions, Diversion, Victim/Offender Interaction, Intermediate Sanctions, and Secure Corrections. The paper describes the experience of Allegheny County (Pittsburgh), PA, with a system of accountability-based sanctions. The paper also contains an in-depth description of the US Department of Justice Juvenile Accountability Incentive Block Grants Program and a list of the 12 program purpose areas. Note, references
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Victim compensation ; Criminal responsibility ; Accountability ; Alternatives to institutionalization ; Community service programs ; Federal juvenile programs ; Juvenile restitution ; Juvenile correctional reform ; Intermediate sanctions
Sponsoring Agency: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
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United States of America
Type: Program/Project Description
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: JAIBG Bulletin, September 1999
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