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Document 028461
‘‘From Your First Cigarette to Your Last Dyin’ Day’’: The Patterning of Gang Membership in the Life-Course
By Pyrooz, David C..
This article examines gang membership through a life-course lens. The life-course approach looks at how events in an individual's life history affect that person's future decisions and actions. Results are presented for: the correlates of gang membership in a national sample; the age-graded prevalence of gang membership; distinct pathways of gang membership in the life-course; and correlates of gang membership pathways. This study's findings "demonstrate that gang membership is strongly age-grad... Read More
24 pages
Document 029652
Vermont Community Justice Center Reparative Panel Programs: Outcome Evaluation Final Report
Vermont Center for Justice Research (Northfield Falls, VT); Norwich Studies and Analysis Institute (NSAI) (Northfield, VT).
"This outcome evaluation is specifically focused on Community Justice Center (hereafter, “CJC”) Reparative Panel programs. CJC Reparative Panel programs work with community members to meet with those affected by crime and those who committed the offense to develop agreements about how to repair the harm caused by the offense, including to affected relationships. This outcome evaluation of CJC Reparative Panel programs was designed to answer four questions associated with the post-program behavio... Read More
16 pages
Document 029631
Using Evidence-Based Interventions with Youth Who Have Committed Sexual Offenses
Models for Change (Washington, DC).
"Despite a growing body of research challenging traditional assumptions about youth who sexually offend, few jurisdictions have made a systematic effort to use this research to re-engineer the way in which they respond to these youth. One jurisdiction that has undertaken such a task is DuPage County, Illinois. With Models for Change support, the DuPage County juvenile court has taken steps to strengthen its responses to sexual offending by youth and, along the way, learned valuable lessons from ... Read More
4 pages
Document 029651
Highlights of the 2012 National Youth Gang Survey
By Egley, Arlen, Jr.; Howell, James C.; Harris, Meena. U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) (Washington, DC).
"This fact sheet provides an overview of the nation’s gang problem. In 2012, there were an estimated 30,700 gangs (an increase from 29,900 in 2011) and 850,000 gang members (an increase from 782,500 in 2011) throughout 3,100 jurisdictions with gang problems (down from 3,300 in 2011). The number of reported gang-related homicides increased 20 percent from 1,824 in 2011 to 2,363 in 2012 (p. 1). Findings are organized according to: trends in gang activity; gang membership designation; and antigang ... Read More

4 pages
Document 023833
Review of the Phoenix/New Freedom Gang Intervention Curriculum
By Isorena, Teresa. California Dept. of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Adult Research Branch (Sacramento, CA).
Results are provided from an assessment of the Phoenix/New Freedom gang intervention curriculum. This review contains these sections: background; general findings; conclusion and recommendations; and summary of telephone survey findings from New Jersey, Wisconsin, Florida, New Mexico, Georgia, and Ohio. The curriculum appears less than effective for females and younger children, yet still shows some promise.... Read More
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