Source: (2004) Corrections Today. 6 (1):32-35.

At the beginnings of the field of victim assistance in the early 1970s, little attention was paid to the creation and implementation of victims’ rights and the provision of quality victim services in the nation’s juvenile justice systems, claims Anne Seymour. In recent years this has begun to change with increasing attention being given to the plight of victims of juvenile offenders. Indeed, during the past decade important partnerships have emerged among juvenile justice, juvenile corrections, and victim assistance agencies and professionals. Seymour surveys all of this through a discussion of the uniqueness of victims of juvenile offenders, the needs of victims of juvenile offenders, and significant developments in the field.