ERIC Number: ED365925
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Dec
Comprehensive Strategy for Serious, Violent, and Chronic Juvenile Offenders: Program Summary.
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquent Prevention (Dept. of Justice), Washington, DC.
This document presents a comprehensive strategy for dealing with serious, violent, and chronic juvenile offenders developed by the United States Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. It notes that the program described can be implemented at the state, county, or local level. The introduction presents statistics on violent delinquent behavior, arrests and crime rates, gang crime and drugs, juvenile courts, confinement, and waivers and imprisonment. Research on serious, violent, and chronic juvenile offenders and on causes of serious, violent, and chronic juvenile crime is briefly reviewed, as are program evaluations. The main portion of the report presents the comprehensive strategy itself. The five general principles of the strategy are discussed: (1) strengthen the family; (2) support core social institutions; (3) promote delinquency prevention; (4) intervene immediately and effectively when delinquent behavior occurs; and (5) identify and control the small group of serious, violent, and chronic juvenile offenders. The target populations are identified and the program rationale is explained. A section on delinquency prevention examines individual characteristics, family influences, school experiences, peer group influences, and the neighborhood and community. Graduated sanctions from interventions to secure corrections are explored. Expected benefits of the strategy are described in the areas of delinquency prevention, graduated sanctions, and crime reduction. The appendix reviews statistics, research, and program information regarding serious, violent, and chronic juvenile crime. References are included. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquent Prevention (Dept. of Justice), Washington, DC.