ERIC Number: ED441058
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
System Change through State Challenge Activities: Approaches and Products. Juvenile Justice Bulletin.
Hsia, Heidi M.; Beyer, Marty
The call for systems change in juvenile justice is a response to serious and pervasive problems throughout the existing system. Congress has responded to some of these problems by enacting the State Challenge Activities program under Title II of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974. This program provides incentives for states that want to improve their juvenile justice systems by developing, adopting, or improving programs and policies in 1 or more of 10 specified Challenge areas. One of these challenge activities calls for developing alternatives to school suspension and expulsion. In conjunction with initiatives that deal more directly with alternatives to incarceration and aftercare services for juveniles leaving the justice system, this challenge activity represents systems change. Some of the approaches used by states to bring about systems change are outlined. Among these approaches is the development of curricula on gender-specific issues for juvenile justice personnel and service providers and female offenders. It is expected that schools can play significant roles in the partnerships that will be necessary to bring about systems change. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Act 1974