Male Offenders in Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Systems.
Aguilar, Jemel. Abrams, Laura.
University of Minnesota. Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare.
Published: Fall 2004
University of Minnesota, School of Social Work
105 Peters Hall, 1404 Gortner Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108
Tel: 612-625-1220 800-779-8636
Recent research indicates that maltreated children are disproportionately at risk for delinquency involvement and continuing their involvement into adulthood. In 2001, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) redirected efforts toward children in both the child welfare and juvenile justice systems by encouraging research on this topic as well as improved practice with these youths. Using interview data collected during an ethnographic research study of identity, treatment, and behavior change in Minnesota juvenile correctional facilities, this curriculum module provides information about the problem of youth who are dually involved in child welfare and juvenile justice systems of care. This module can be used for a child welfare, methods, or policy courses. This module contains supplemental training materials such as: Research synopsis; Internet resources about dual system youth; Psychosocial case study of a young male offender; Discussion questions; and Citations and Articles (Author abstract)
juvenile courts; juvenile delinquency; out of home care; substance abuse; race; ethnic identity; gender identity; crossover youth