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Volume VI  Line   Number 1                                        October 1999
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From the Administrator

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F E A T U R E S
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Investing in Girls: A 21st Century Strategy
by Leslie Acoca
Victimization is consistently identified as the first step along a girl's pathway into the juvenile justice system. Addressing the needs of adolescent girls, who now make up the fastest growing segment of the juvenile justice system, offers the Nation its best hope of halting the intergenerational cycle of family fragmentation and crime.

The Female Intervention Team
by Marian D. Daniel
Following an assessment of girls in detention and secure commitment facilities, the Maryland Department of Juvenile Justice developed the Female Intervention Team. Its mission is to restore hope to young women who have lost their direction.

National Girls' Caucus
by LaWanda Ravoira
Although the problems associated with adolescence are exacerbated for girls in crisis, at-risk girls continue to be misunderstood and underserved. In response to this lack of services, the National Girls' Caucus was formed to ensure equitable treatment for girls in the juvenile justice system.


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I N   B R I E F
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Justice Matters
Bullet The Juvenile Rights Advocacy Project: Representing Girls in Context
Bullet OJJDP Programs and Training and Technical Assistance Resources

OJJDP Publications
Bullet OJJDP's Teleconference Videotape Targets Gender Issues
Bullet Juvenile Female Offenders: A Status of the States
Bullet Guiding Principles for Promising Female Programming: An Inventory of Best Practices
Bullet Women in Criminal Justice: A Twenty Year Update

OJJDP Online
Bullet A New Look and a New Location

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Points of view or opinions expressed in this publication are those of the authors 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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810 Seventh Street NW
Washington, DC 20531
(202) 307-5911

Shay Bilchik
Administrator

Editorial Advisory Board

Shay Bilchik, Chair

Robin Lubitz, Deputy Administrator
Discretionary Programs

John J. Wilson, Deputy Administrator
State and Local Programs

Betty Chemers, Director
Research and Program Development Division

Douglas Dodge, Director
Special Emphasis Division

Roberta Dorn, Director
State Relations and Assistance Division

Eileen M. Garry, Director
Information Dissemination Unit

Ronald Laney, Director
Missing and Exploited Children's Program

Emily Martin, Director
Training and Technical Assistance Division

Executive Editor
Eileen M. Garry

Managing Editor
Catherine Doyle

Senior Editor
Earl E. Appleby, Jr.

Production Editor
Ellen Grogan

Juvenile Justice (ISSN 1524-6647) is published by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) to advance its mandate to disseminate information regarding juvenile delinquency and prevention programs (42 U.S.C. 5652).