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Determining WhatWorks for Girls in the Juvenile Justice System. A Summary of Evaluation Evidence.

Zahn, Margaret
June 4, 2015

Source: (2009) Crime & Delinquency. 55(2):266-293.

Despite increasing attention on gender-specific programming for girls involved
in the juvenile justice system, not much is known about the effectiveness of
gender-specific programs. The authors review the evidence base for the effectiveness
of programs for girls in custody or under supervision by examining the
evaluation evidence for nine gender-specific programs (which exclusively target
girls) and six gender-non-specific programs (which target both girls and boys).
Through this process, the authors summarize the evidence of effectiveness available
to researchers and practitioners, identify barriers to determining what
programs work for adjudicated girls, and make recommendations for building a
solid evidence base on what works for adjudicated girls. (author’s abstracts). Restorative justice programmes are included among those evaluated.


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