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Crimes Against Children Research Center

Award Information

Award #
2005-JL-FX-0048
Location
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2005
Total funding (to date)
$2,465,846

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2005, $986,643)

This award will support three projects:
NATIONAL JUVENILE PROSTITUTION STUDY
THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM RESPONSE (Phase 2)
Project Abstract
The National Survey of Criminal Justice System Responses to Juvenile Prostitution is a
large national telephone survey of juvenile prostitution cases coming to the attention of law enforcement throughout the criminal justice system. Specifically, this study aims to: 1) provide sound national estimates of the number of juvenile prostitution cases investigated by law enforcement agencies at a single point in time; 2) define categories and subcategories of juvenile prostitution victims and describe case characteristics; and 3) make policy recommendations about juvenile prostitution crimes.

A COMPUTERIZED INSTRUMENTATION PACKAGE FOR
ASSESSING JUVENILE VICTIMIZATION
Project Abstract
This project will create a computerized version of the Juvenile Victimization
Questionnaire and related instruments for self administration by juvenile respondents. The instruments will be validated on samples of juveniles and compared on cost and performance to other modes of administration.

DEVELOPING NEW KNOWLEDGE FOR EFFECTIVE
CHILDREN'S ADVOCACY CENTERS:
EMPLOYING THE NCATRAK DATA SYSTEM FOR CAC RESEARCH
Project Abstract
The proposed research represents an innovative effort to link research with large-scale,
standardized case data collection by the National Children's Alliance, the membership
organization of Children's Advocacy Centers. By engaging many CACs through their normal client data collection process, this study would provide the most representative knowledge about what CACs do, how their programs vary, and what outcomes they lead to. It would also provide the largest data set on multidisciplinary response in the history of child maltreatment research on multidisciplinary response to child abuse, providing a rich source for numerous useful studies. Finally, it would develop effective methods to promote CAC research and program evaluation for many years to come.

NCA/NCF

This award will support work on the research agenda of the University of New Hampshire's Crimes Against Children Research Center. These funds will be directed to: 1)Study of Investigative Strategies for Identifying Sexual Victimizers among Child Pornography Possessors; 2)Crimes Against Children Research Briefs Series; 3)Developing Standardized Measures of Client Satisfaction in Investigations of Crimes Against Children:the Investigation Satisfaction Scales (Iss) for Children and Parents.

NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 21, 2005