ERIC Number: ED439191
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Oct
Guiding Principles for Promising Female Programming: An Inventory of Best Practices.
Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
This report describes practical policy and program development processes and promising program models for preventing and treating female delinquency. The report also provides a profile of female juvenile offenders, the problems they present, their needs, and the need to address them. More girls are entering the juvenile justice system, and it appears that the most promising solution is not to squeeze them into a system designed for boys or merely to separate delinquents according to gender. Chapter 1 outlines the urgent need for programming for girls. Chapter 2 describes the planning involved in creating gender-specific programs, and chapter 3 provides an in-depth look at the key elements and features of programs designed to serve the specific needs of girls. An appendix describes 16 promising programs currently offering gender-specific services to girls in both residential and community-based settings. (Contains 2 figures and 90 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
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