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Programs to prevent juvenile delinquency. by United States. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

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Published by Dept. of Justice, Law Enforcement Assistance Administration, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention in Washington .
Written in English


  • Juvenile delinquency -- United States -- Prevention -- Finance.

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Pagination[83] p. ;
Number of Pages83
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Open LibraryOL16493999M

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This book presents the latest research and most effective programs for understanding, preventing, and controlling juvenile delinquency by examining myths about juvenile violence and the ability of the juvenile justice system to handle modern-day juvenile delinquents. States today. The prevention of juvenile de­ linquency must be tied, therefore, to an effort to overcome this critical lack of a role struc­ ture to which young people perceive them­ selves as belonging, and to reverse the present trend toward alienation and revolt. The present volume reports the results of a delinquency-prevention program.   According to Siegel and Welsh’s book titled Juvenile Delinquency: Theory Practice and Law, “primary prevention focuses on the general well-being of individuals through such measures as access to health care services and general prevention education, and modifying conditions in the physical environment that are conducive to delinquency.”. In conclusion, juvenile justice prevention programs such as prenatal and early childhood nurse visitation programs and Head Start are largely successful at deterring crime for the children involved because they occur early in the child’s development and because they focus on holistic and general aspects of the child’s life rather than.

Office of Justice Programs Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention J. Robert Flores, Administrator May Sparked by high-profile cases involving children who commit violent crimes, pub-lic concerns regarding child delinquents have escalated. Compared with juveniles who first become involved in delinquency.   Seven factors contribute to high-quality delinquency prevention activities: Training is extensive and of high quality. Program activities are supervised at all levels. The school principal supports prevention programs and is perceived by staff as an effective education leader.   Current literature indicates that effective programs are those that aim to act as early as possible and focus on known risk factors and the behavioral development of juveniles. 7 In general, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention recommends that the following types of school and community prevention programs be employed. The purpose of implementing a delinquency intervention is to prevent criminal and antisocial behavior, reduce recidivism for those already in the juvenile justice system, and reduce youths’ dynamic/changeable risk factors (termed “criminogenic needs”) that are proven to be the major causes of juvenile criminal behavior.

  Juvenile Delinquency: Pathways and Prevention explores the pivotal roles that family, trauma, mental health, and schools have on juvenile delinquency, while exploring opportunities for prevention and intervention. Authors Christopher A. Mallett and Miyuki Fukushima Tedor draw from years of experience working with juvenile offenders to shed.   That protection comes in many different forms--from programs to prevent youth violence and reduce delinquency to efforts to help youth who are in the system reenter society and build successful futures. Programs and Initiatives. The following are featured programs and initiatives. Additional programs may be found on the Funding Awards page. Journals & Books; Help This article reviews available evidence regarding the effectiveness of prevention and treatment programs to reduce juvenile delinquency. A broad range of primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention programs are considered. The conclusions reached from this review are that interventions must be broadly based, extend. Juvenile Delinquency is a timely and comprehensive introduction to crime, justice, and young people, with an emphasis on theory and practice. The third edition retains the overall structure of the second edition and features updates throughout, including new information on gangs and prevention, the impact of race and gender on crime and justice, additional comparative and international.