"This Report to Congress on Juvenile Violence Research presents the collective results of the studies funded under the congressional directive. In many ways, the studies confirm what we already knew--that young African-American males are disproportionately involved as offenders and as victims of violence, that firearms play a large role in juvenile violence, and that gang members are frequently involved in violence. The studies also remind us of something very important--although many violent juvenile offenders live in impoverished and high-crime areas, the majority of youth who live in such environments are not involved in serious delinquency. The recommendations of these studies emphasize four major areas of intervention--gangs, guns, high-risk juveniles, and locations and times of highest risk for juvenile violence--and provide examples of programs that address each. My hope is that this Report will serve as a useful resource for communities as they strive to further reduce the incidence of juvenile violence."
National Criminal Justice Reference Service: http://www.ncjrs.gov/