ERIC Number: ED396046
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Combating Violence and Delinquency: The National Juvenile Justice Action Plan. Summary.
Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Washington, DC.
This summary of the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's "National Juvenile Justice Action Plan" presents innovative and effective strategies designed to reduce violence and victimization. The plan describes how communities can generate solutions and how individuals and groups can prevent or reduce violence in their own neighborhoods. As a blueprint for community action, the plan presents the following objectives: (1) provide immediate intervention and appropriate sanction 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; and (8) implement an aggressive public outreach campaign on effective strategies to combat juvenile violence. Appendix A describes the work of the Council and Appendix B lists the working group participants. Appendix C is a matrix of technical assistance resources. (Contains one figure.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Washington, DC.