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The Comprehensive Strategy Framework: An Illustration
The comprehensive strategy framework: An illustration

The Comprehensive Strategy for Serious, Violent, and Chronic Juvenile Offenders (Wilson & Howell, 1993) was developed at the federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) in the early 1990s. It was the product of an OJJDP review of research on juvenile offenders, best practices, and effective programs. This review culminated in the Comprehensive Strategy (CS).

The seventh U.S. “moral panic” over juvenile delinquency (Chapter 2) instigated the OJJDP review and development of the CS. Reported juvenile violence—particularly homicides (and also suicides)—had increased sharply beginning in the late 1980s, and a “moral panic” over juvenile delinquency was in full bloom. The “get tough on juveniles” movement was growing along with a penchant among policy ...

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