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Bureau:    Office of Justice Programs
Account:    State and local law enforcement assistance (15-0404)
Certifying Official:    Deputy Director, OBMS
Contact Information:    http://WWW.USDOJ.GOV   202-514-2007
To improve the functioning of the criminal justice system and enforce state and local laws - University of Connecticut.

1 recipient will receive $395,000. This is a first-time earmark.
Year Enacted: 2005
Code: 194
Description: Despite falling crime rates, more adolescent girls are arrested and incarcerated in the United States today than ever before. Girls from minority groups are over-represented in the juvenile justice system. Although males are more often involved in the criminal justice system than females, PTSD prevalence estimates for girls and women in criminal justice settings are higher than those for boys or men. In juvenile justice settings, as many as two-thirds of all girls may have PTSD, compared to about one-third of boys. These findings underscore the need to address the ill effects of exposure to traumatic stressors in the lives not only of boys and men but also of girls and women who, as a result of living in impoverished, violent, or crime-involved families or communities, are at high risk for both PTSD and involvement in the juvenile justice system. The proposed study will be the first randomized trial of two promising manualized educational and therapeutic interventions for complex post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), to test their efficacy for the reduction of delinquency and substance abuse by girls with PTSD who are involved in the juvenile justice system: Trauma Adaptive Recovery Group Education and Therapy (TARGET); and Life Skills/Life Story (LS/LS).
Beneficiary/Recipient Amount ($K) Program Type Address
University of Connecticut Health Center (22254226) $395 Public Educational Institution
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT
Source: Appropriations Report Language - Conference
Reference: Pub. L. No. 108-447
Method: User entered excerpt
Citation Excerpt: $400,000 for the University of Connecticut Breaking the Cycle of Behavioral Health Problems and Crime study;

Last Modified: 16-Apr-2007

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