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Found 3 results for "Valerie Bender"

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Advancing Accountability: Moving Toward Victim Restoration

Patricia Torbet, Melanie King, Valerie Bender

One of the goals of Pennsylvania's juvenile justice system is the 'imposition of accountability' for offenses committed. This White Paper takes the position that true accountability requires juvenile offenders to repair the harm caused by their offending behavior and to understand and acknowledge the wrongfulness of their actions, their responsibility for causing harm, and the impact of the crime on the crime victim and community. It identifies system responsibilities, restorative practices and outcomes relative to …


Responding to Girls

Patrick Griffin, Valerie Bender

This report reviews Pennsylvania's efforts to increase the gender-responsiveness of the juvenile justice system. It sets out the state's goals in this area. The report highlights the results by gender of a mental health screening project involving juveniles admitted to detention in Pennsylvania between 2001 and 2005. Trauma histories are very common among female delinquents. In response, the state is developing a curriculum to respond to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder among female delinquents; one county's pilot …


Victim/Community Awareness: An Orientation for Juveniles

Valerie Bender

This is the second edition of a curriculum first produced in 1999 by the Center for Victims of Violent Crime under a grant from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency. It explains how to conduct victim/community awareness sessions for juvenile offenders, providing curriculum materials including: facilitator instructions and guidelines, lesson plans, and additional resources.

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