Quite a bit of literature these days addresses what is believed to be an increase in the frequency and severity of girls' problem behaviors and the need for gender-responsive treatment. The extent to which this literature has been translated into juvenile justice practices, however, appears limited by several factors. This article briefly discusses these impediments, and offers suggestions for five essential elements that reflect the current state of knowledge regarding effective intervention with girls involved in the juvenile justice system.
Moving Ahead: Five Essential Elements for Working Effectively With GirlsJournal of Criminal Justice
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Citation InformationMatthews, B., & Hubbard, D. J. (2008). Moving ahead: Five essential elements for working effectively with girls. Journal of Criminal Justice, 36(6), 494-502. doi:10.1016/j.jcrimjus.2008.09.011