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This document reports on findings that describe the characteristics of delinquent males and the resources available to them for social skills building in the Washington, D.C. area. The study looked at the types of delinquent behavior found among boys living in the three most violent neighborhoods in Washington, and the role played by families, schools, churches, and youth-serving organizations in helping them. It also identified where and when violence involving children was taking. Finding few differences between violent juvenile offenders in D.C. and those in other cities, the study concluded that its findings could be used as a catalyst for new initiatives to reduce juvenile violence in the District. Since the research was completed the District has reorganized its funding delivery system for juvenile justice and delinquency prevention efforts. As a result, partnerships have been formed and enhanced resources are available for youth-serving agencies to develop new policies, practices, and service delivery programs. (Contains 3 tables, 4 figures, and 35 references.) (Author/JDM)

Descriptors: Adolescents, At Risk Persons, Community Involvement, Community Programs, Delivery Systems, Interpersonal Competence, Juvenile Justice, Males, Parent Participation, Violence, Youth Problems

Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse, P.O. Box 6000, Rockville, MD 20849-6000. Tel: 800-638-8736 (Toll Free); Fax: 301-519-5212.

Author: Chaiken, Marcia R.


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