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Larence, Eileen R. – US Government Accountability Office, 2010
Thousands of gang members in the United States belong to gangs such as MS-13 and 18th Street that are also active in Central American countries. Federal entities with responsibilities for addressing Central American gangs include the National Security Council (NSC); the Departments of Homeland Security (DHS), Justice (DOJ), and State; and the U.S.…
Descriptors: Criminals, Juvenile Gangs, Public Agencies, Federal Government
Larence, Eileen R. – US Government Accountability Office, 2009
State juvenile justice systems face critical problems when it comes to juvenile delinquency issues such as reentry--when offenders return home from incarceration--and substance abuse. GAO was asked to review juvenile reentry and substance abuse program research and efforts by the Department of Justice's (DOJ) Office of Juvenile Justice and…
Descriptors: Juvenile Justice, Federal Government, Departments, Justice
Larence, Eileen R. – US Government Accountability Office, 2009
This testimony discusses issues related to girls' delinquency--a topic that has attracted the attention of federal, state, and local policymakers for more than a decade as girls have increasingly become involved in the juvenile justice system. The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is the Department of Justice (DOJ)…
Descriptors: Juvenile Justice, Delinquency, Females, Delinquency Prevention