Assessing the Gender Specific Program and Service Needs for Adolescent Females in the Juvenile Justice System

Group: Office of Criminal Justice Services

URL: http://www.publicsafety.ohio.gov/links/ocjs_GOOD_OCJSfulllayout.pdf

Description

It is necessary to retrieve feedback from those responsible for sentencing and treating delinquent youth in our efforts to assess gender-specific needs for delinquent girls. Key informants for this feedback are juvenile judges and institutional/treatment officials. This is precisely what the study reported in this report was designed to accomplish. First, we very briefly review some of the most valuable theoretical contributions on the causes of offending and the existing research on gender differences and similarities in offending rates. Next we describe the current efforts, sponsored primarily by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), to assess the gender-specific needs of delinquent girls. The focus of this monograph, however, is to present the design and findings of Phase II of the OJJDP-funded research on gender-specific needs in Ohio.

Tags

corrections, juvenile, demographics, gender

Other Attributes
Sub-location
Statewide
Categories
Sectors (Govt, Non-Profit, etc)
Gov't
Formats
PDF
Location in resource
N/A
Internet Available?
Yes
Has population data?
No
Mappable?
No
Updated?
No
Frequency
N/A
Year(s) of Publication
1999

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