Handbooks - Juvenile Justice

Addressing Sexual Violence Against Youth in Custody: A Handbook for Youth Workers on How to Identify and Address Sexual Abuse in Juvenile Settings
By: Brenda V. Smith and Jaime M. Yarussi
May 2012

    This handbook aims to educate juvenile justice professionals on the following:

     

    (1) why juvenile justice professionals should be concerned about sexual abuse of youth in custody;
    (2) how culture and environment affects sexual abuse of youth in custody;
    (3) tools that will help identify, address and respond to sexual abuse of youth in custody;
    (4) investigating allegations of sexual abuse of youth in custody;
    (5) useful legal tools for prosecuting sexual abuse of youth in custody; and
    (6) preventative measures for juvenile justice agencies.