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ERIC Number: EJ844108
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 86
ISSN: ISSN-0145-935X
Radical Pragmatism: Prevention and Intervention with Girls in Conflict with the Law
Reitsma-Street, Marge
Child & Youth Services, v26 n2 p119-137 2004
The article introduces radical pragmatism, an approach to working with girls in conflict with the law based on experience, research, and theory, including an analysis of the structural and gendered inequities in which girls live and make choices. There are three components. First, abolish punitive practices and stereotypes that do not attend to girls' requirements of well-being. Second, expand what does work, including the effective, efficient community and school programs that prevent crime and promote well-being as well as differential interventions and compensatory, restorative initiatives for individual girls and groups. Third, politicize the need for equity and human rights by listening to what girls say they require to heal the hurts and prevent additional ones and by ensuring parity in funds and programs that build on what girls require. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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