Comprehensive Strategy for Serious, Violent and Chronic Juvenile Offenders

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DIANE Publishing, Sep 1, 1993 - Social Science - 46 pages
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This program can be implemented at the State, county, or local levels. The program background, rationale, principles, & components are set forth in this strategy paper. Covers delinquency prevention, graduated sanctions & expected benefits. Includes detailed statistics & research findings.
 

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Page 22 - Preparing youths for progressively increased responsibility and freedom in the community 2. Facilitating youth-community interaction and involvement 3. Working with both the offender and targeted community support systems (eg, families, peers, schools, employers) on qualities needed for constructive interaction and the youth's successful community adjustment 4. Developing new resources and support where needed 5.
Page 9 - Identify and control the small group of serious, violent, and chronic juvenile offenders who have committed felony offenses or have failed to respond to intervention and nonsecure community-based treatment and rehabilitation services offered by the juvenile justice system.
Page 9 - We must support core social institutions — schools, religious institutions, and community organizations — in their roles of developing capable, mature, and responsible youth. A goal of each of these societal institutions should be to ensure that children have the opportunity and support...
Page 21 - ... intermediate sanctions. These sanctions may be nonresidential or residential. Many of the serious and violent offenders at this stage may be appropriate for placement in an Intensive Supervision Program as an alternative to secure incarceration. OJJDP's Intensive Supervision of Probationers Program Model is a highly structured, continuously monitored individualized plan that consists of five phases with decreasing levels of restrictiveness: (1) Short-Term Placement in Community Confinement; (2)...
Page 21 - Intermediate sanctions. Offenders who are inappropriate for immediate intervention (first-time serious or violent offenders) or who fail to respond successfully to immediate intervention as evidenced by reoffending (such as repeat property offenders or drug-involved juveniles) would begin with or be subject to intermediate sanctions.
Page 1 - The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, OJJDP, has developed a comprehensive strategy for dealing with serious, violent, and chronic juvenile offenders.
Page 10 - ... improving the juvenile justice system response to delinquent offenders through a system of graduated sanctions and a continuum of treatment alternatives that include immediate intervention, intermediate sanctions, and community-based corrections sanctions, incorporating restitution and community service when appropriate.
Page 19 - ... programs. Needs assessments will help ensure that: (1) different types of problems are taken into account when formulating a case plan; (2) a baseline for monitoring a juvenile's progress is established; (3) periodic reassessments of treatment effectiveness are conducted; and (4) a system-wide data base of treatment needs can be used for the planning and evaluation of programs, policies, and procedures. Together, risk and needs assessments will help to allocate scarce resources more efficiently...
Page 13 - ... family history of problem behavior (substance abuse, criminality, teen pregnancy, and school dropouts); (3) school experiences such as early academic failure and lack of commitment to school; (4) peer group influences such as friends who engage in problem behavior (minor criminality...
Page 21 - The criminal behavior of many serious, violent, and chronic juvenile offenders requires the application of secure sanctions to hold these offenders accountable for their delinquent acts and to provide a structured treatment environment. Large congregate-care juvenile facilities (training schools, camps, and ranches) have not proven to be particularly effective in rehabilitating juvenile offenders. Although some continued use of these types of facilities will remain a necessary alternative for those...

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