By James C. Howell, Mark W. Lipsey, John J. Wilson
This guide promotes a accomplished procedure based on evidence-based programming for juvenile justice platforms to undertake or increase their present procedure. the great technique is supported strongly by way of the large study base that's now to be had. This procedure acknowledges, first, rather small percentage of the juveniles who at the beginning input the juvenile justice approach will turn out to be severe, violent, or continual offenders, yet that workforce money owed for a wide share of the final volume of delinquency. a big section of a finished evidence-based juvenile justice procedure, consequently, is distinguishing those offenders from others and focusing awareness and assets on that smaller team. moment, a accomplished procedure acknowledges that severe, violent, or power delinquency emerges alongside developmental pathways that development from much less to extra severe profiles of offending. precedence needs to be given to interrupting those criminal careers by way of calibrating the extent of supervision and keep an eye on of the juveniles’ habit to their point of possibility. The 3rd significant component to a entire process, for that reason, is valuable intervention courses which are able to lowering the recidivism of these juveniles in danger for extra delinquency. the excellent method for severe, Violent, and persistent Juvenile Offenders is an administrative framework that helps a continuum of providers that parallel the improvement of criminal careers. This framework emphasizes evidence-based programming in particular on recidivism aid, and helps protocols for constructing accomplished treatment options that fit powerful companies with criminal therapy wishes alongside the life-course of antisocial careers, as they circulate from consumption onward, to probation, neighborhood courses, confinement, and reentry. Juvenile justice platforms will reap the benefits of incorporation of a complete method as supplied within the instruction manual.
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Girls join gangs for similar reasons as boys. Both genders reported the following reasons for joining a gang, in the order of descending importance (Peterson, 2012): • For fun. • For protection. • Because a friend was in the gang. • To get respect. Like boys, desired protection and social opportunities are the main reasons girls give for joining gangs. indb 27 5/29/14 10:55 AM 28 Chapter 2 want to be an integral part of the social scene. Many female adolescents are attracted to gangs because their friends or boyfriends have joined.
A combination of persistent drug, school, and mental health problems greatly increase the likelihood of persistent serious delinquency. Researchers in Denver, Rochester, and Pittsburgh assessed the presence of these problems among “persistent serious delinquents,” which they defined as self-reported offenders in serious assault or serious property offenses in at least two of the first three years of the respective samples of high-risk children and adolescents (Huizinga and Jakob-Chien, 1998; Huizinga, Loeber, Thornberry, and Cothern, 2000).
Primary prevention is most advantageously managed at the county level. The best current model is found in North Carolina, because it promotes data-driven prevention programming along with local governance. L. 1998–202) established Juvenile Crime Prevention Councils (JCPCs) in every county of the state to implement the prevention component of the CS. Each JCPC has a membership of not more than twenty-five people, including representatives of the full array of county government, social service, and education agencies, as well as youth representatives and representatives of the juvenile justice system, the faith community, and the business sector.
A Handbook for Evidence-Based Juvenile Justice Systems by James C. Howell, Mark W. Lipsey, John J. Wilson