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10.7: The Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974

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    [1] While historically, the overseeing of juvenile matters fell on the states, the JJDP Act established some oversight at the federal level.

    [2] In 1992, as part of the reauthorization of JJDPA, states were encouraged to identify gaps in their ability to provide appropriate services for female juvenile delinquents (42 U.S.C. 5601; OJJDP). The federal government expected states to provide specific services for the prevention and treatment of female delinquency and prohibit gender bias in the placement, treatment, and programming of female delinquents.

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    1. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (1998). Juvenile female offender: A status of the state's report.
    2. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (1998). Juvenile female offender: A status of the state's report.

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