Source: (1995) Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

The detailed strategy rests on five principles: (1) strengthen the family in its responsibility to instill moral values; (2) support core social institutions in their roles with youth; (3) promote delinquency prevention; (4) initiate immediate and effective action in response to delinquency; and (5) identify and control the small group of serious, violent, and chronic juvenile offenders. This guide provides a blueprint for communities and organizations to apply this strategy.


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