Community-Based Programs: Reflecting the Experiences of \"At-Risk\" and Criminalized Young Women?

Jamie M Kwong
This study explored the types of services, particularly gender-specific services, available for "at-risk" and criminalized young women. The qualitative methodology entailed interviews with youth service providers in community-based programs in Ottawa, Canada. The findings of this study support the feminist research on female youth crime, specifically the presence of common themes found throughout many of these young women's lives such as violence, family conflict/fragmentation, institutionalization, residential instability/homelessness, drug and alcohol use issues, academic disruption/failure, and...
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