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I believe that juveniles are responsible for most of the crimes committed. Every day, crime shatters the peace in our Nation's neighborhoods. Violent crime and the fear it engenders cripple our society, threaten personal freedom, and fray the ties that are essential for healthy communities. No corner of America is safe from increasing levels of criminal violence, including violence committed by and against juveniles. Parents are afraid to let their children walk to school alone. Children hesitate to play in neighborhood playgrounds. The elderly lock themselves in their homes, and innocent Americans of all ages find their lives changed by the fear of crime.
Allen-Hagen, B., M. Sickmund, and H. Snyder. 1994 (November). Juveniles and Violence: Juvenile Offending and Victimization. Washington, D.C.: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, U.S. Department of Justice.
This fact sheet presents statistical data and trends about juvenile offenders and juvenile victims of violence. Between 1988 and 1992, juvenile arrests for violent crime, juvenile gun use, weapons arrests, weapons carrying, and gang membership increased dramatically. Data are provided on juvenile victims of violent crime, particularly homicide. The fact sheet also discusses Federal approaches to child maltreatment.
Cities In Schools, Inc., Seeds of Hope: A Guide for Program Resources. 1995. Alexandria, Va.
This guide of resources that help those involved in child rearing is organized into four focus areas. The four focuses are Preschool/family, School, Community, and Early Intervention, which support the basic principles of Cities In Schools, Inc. The four principles are as follows: Every child needs and deserves a personal, one-on-one relationship with a caring adult; every child needs and deserves a safe place to learn and grow; every child needs and deserves a marketable skill to use upon graduation; and every child needs and deserves a chance to giv...
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