U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

Action Plan Update
October 2001

Addressing Youth Victimization

Joy D. Osofsky

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Objectives of the National Juvenile Justice Action Plan
  1. Provide immediate intervention and appropriate sanctions and treatment for delinquent juveniles.

  2. Prosecute certain serious, violent, and chronic juvenile offenders in criminal court.

  3. Reduce youth involvement with guns, drugs, and gangs.

  4. Provide opportunities for children and youth.

  5. Break the cycle of violence by addressing youth victimization, abuse, and neglect.

  6. Strengthen and mobilize communities.

  7. Support the development of innovative approaches to research and evaluation.

  8. Implement an aggressive public outreach campaign on effective strategies to combat juvenile violence.

Points of view or opinions expressed in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of OJJDP or the U.S. Department of Justice.

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is a component of the Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, and the Office for Victims of Crime.

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Joy D. Osofsky, Ph.D., is Professor of Public Health, Psychiatry, and Pediatrics in the Department of Psychiatry, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA.

Lucy Hudson, M.S., Project Manager for the Juvenile Justice Resource Center in Rockville, MD, researched and updated statistical information in the Bulletin. Heather E. Frey, M.A., Senior Writer/Editor for the Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse in Rockville, assisted in writing the original draft and revising Bulletin content.

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