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NCJRS Celebrates National Library Week April 12-18

National Library Week

Started in 1958, National Library Week is a nationwide observance celebrated by all types of libraries - including the NCJRS Virtual Library. NCJRS invites you to explore the breadth and scope of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection and services. With more than 220,000 collection documents and 60,000 online resources, including all known Office of Justice Programs works, it is one of the world’s largest criminal justice special collections.

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NCJ Number: NCJ 181680     Find in a Library
Title: Second Chances: Giving Kids a Chance To Make a Better Choice
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Corporate Author: Ctr on Juvenile and Criminal Justice
United States of America

Justice Policy Institute
United States of America
Date Published: 05/2000
Page Count: 28
  Annotation: This report presents profiles of 12 individuals who were petitioned into juvenile court as serious delinquents when they were young and then turned their lives around to attain leadership positions and achieve successes in government, business, and other areas.
Abstract: The profiles came from a book titled "Second Chances: 100 Years of the Children’s Court: Giving Kids a Chance to Make a Better Choice." The narratives highlight fundamental principles of the juvenile court that helped these youths prosper in adulthood. These principles included protection from stigmatization, rehabilitation, and individualized attention. The individuals profiled include Olympic athlete Boc Beamon, whose delinquency history included assaults, truancy, and running away from home, and Terence Hallinan, San Francisco District Attorney, who spent time in juvenile hall and jail for fighting and assault. Another individual profiled is Alan Simpson, former United States Senator and current Director of the Harvard University Institute of Politics; Simpson served two years on probation for destruction of Federal property and who also shoplifted and was arrested for breaching the peace as a young adult. Additional profiles, photographs, and 7 references
Main Term(s): Juvenile rehabilitation
Index Term(s): Juvenile processing ; Juvenile court procedures ; Juvenile Corrections/Detention effectiveness ; Juvenile reintegration ; Juvenile Corrections/Detention Decisionmaking ; Juvenile justice policies
Sponsoring Agency: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
Grant Number: 1999-JF-FX-1002
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
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United States of America

Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse/NCJRS
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United States of America
Type: Biography
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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