ERIC Number: ED459403
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Oct
Addressing Youth Victimization. Action Plan Update.
Osofsky, Joy D.
The Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention published an action plan in 1996 that established eight objectives as the foundation for innovative and effective action by federal, state, and local governments, in partnership with private sector organizations, to reduce juvenile violence and victimization. This bulletin summarizes the accomplishments of council member agencies in meeting one of the Action Plan's eight objectives and numerous related action steps. It focuses on objective five, breaking the cycle of violence by addressing youth victimization, abuse, and neglect. Following the organization of the Action Plan, Section 1 presents recent data on juvenile victimization and compares it with data in the Action Plan. Section 2 discusses victimization trends. Section 3 discusses effective and promising strategies and programs. Section 4 provides updated information on federal programs since 1996. Lists of sources of additional information are included. (Contains 22 references.) (JDM)
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Community Action, Delinquency, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Influence, Federal Programs, Juvenile Justice, Prevention, Victimization, Violence
Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse, P.O. Box 6000, Rockville, MD 20849-6000. Tel: 800-638-8736 (Toll Free); Fax: 301-519-5600. For full text: http://www.ncjrs.org/pdffiles1/ojjdp/186667.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.; Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Washington, DC.
Note: This Bulletin is the first in a series on the implementation of the "Action Plan" established in the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and "Delinquency Prevention's 1996 publication, "Combatting Violence and Delinquency: The National Juvenile Justice Action Plan." Produced with assistance from Lucy Hudson and Heather E. Frey. For a summary of the 1996 Action Plan, see ED 396 046.