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Tennessee boy, 11, found guilty of murder for killing 8-year-old girl during argument about puppy
" An 11-year-old Tennessee boy will spend the rest of his childhood locked up for killing an 8-year-old girl during a front yard argument over a puppy.
Benjamin Tiller was found guilty Monday of first-degree murder for the October death of little McKayla Dyer. Police said the fifth-grade boy used his dad's shotgun to kill his neighbor after she innocently refused to let him play with her puppy."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, February 6, 2016.

12-year-old Calif. boy cited for hate crime, battery against black classmate: cops
" A 12-year-old boy in California was cited for a hate crime and battery after he allegedly hit an African-American classmate and claimed he was with the Ku Klux Klan, police said.
Eighth-grade student NuPhaeya Hassen said she was waiting for the school bus when a boy holding sticks approached her. He began shouting that he was with the KKK and held the sticks in the shape of a cross, she said."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, September 3, 2015.

California teen threatens high school on Instagram; police find guns at home
" California police said they may have prevented another school tragedy after arresting a 15-year-old boy who threatened his Fresno high school on Instagram and finding a cache of weapons hidden at his home.
The San Joaquin Memorial High School sophomore posted the threat Monday with lyrics from Eminem songs referencing the 1999 Columbine shooting, forcing the school to close Tuesday, Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, September 2, 2015.

Tulsa Teen Arrested For Rape Of 8-Year-Old Girl
"TULSA, Oklahoma - Tulsa Police arrested a 16-year-old male Thursday night for the sexual assault of an 8-year-old girl. Police arrested Lynell Hall on a charge of first-degree rape.
Officers say the incident took place August 2 in a semi-abandoned apartment in the 2200 block of South Nogales that, police say, is a popular hangout for teens to "hook up."", August 21, 2015.

Family mourns Florida teen hacked to death by machete, buried alive by classmates
" HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Jose Amaya Guardado's mother said she brought her son to the United States nine years ago to escape the violence rampant in their native El Salvador.
But now his family is mourning his death in what police describe as a brutal machete attack."
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, August 24, 2015.

Two 10-year-olds hit elderly Brooklyn woman in face and grab her purse before also attacking cop
" Sometimes the criminals start young.
A pair of 10-year-old terrors attacked a kind-hearted 67-year-old Brooklyn grandmother as they tried to rob her of her purse, police and witnesses said Tuesday.
The two tykes were taken into custody, but only after they attacked a cop trying to grab hold of them, witnesses said."
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, August 13, 2015.

Boy, 11, Charged in Fatal Shooting of 3-Year-Old in Detroit
"DETROIT — Prosecutors have charged an 11-year-old boy in the shooting death of a 3-year-old boy at a home on Detroit's east side.
The 11-year-old appeared Wednesday in juvenile court on charges of manslaughter with a weapon aimed with intent but without malice, as well as using a firearm during a felony. His name has not been released because he is not being charged as an adult."

Officials investigating Boys Town juvenile half-way homes after 3 delinquents, all 16, allegedly raped Manhattan woman, 33
" The Department of Investigation has opened a broad-ranging probe into the city's juvenile facilities following the arrest of three teens accused of raping a woman while AWOL from one of the homes.
The first shot came Thursday with the arrest of a counselor who claimed he was diligently monitoring the delinquent trio during the time they were on their alleged crime spree."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, June 11, 2015.

Fla. boy, 12, charged with attempted murder after chasing, firing at stranger with gun
" A 12-year-old boy is facing attempted murder charges after he allegedly chased after a total stranger while firing off a gun in downtown Orlando, Fla. early Friday morning.
The little terror managed to squeeze off more than eight shots at his 26-year-old victim after approaching him around midnight and threatening to kill him while using a homophobic slur, according to a police report."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 31, 2015.

Florida boy accused of strangling child had history of disturbing behavior, including previous choking incident
"The disturbing details about the 11-year-old, who hasn't been identified, emerged in an arrest report Thursday, two days after he was charged with aggravated battery for choking a younger boy who lived with him in a Palatka trailer park Monday morning. The victim, Braydan Anthony Trahern, died one day later in a hospital."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 30, 2015.

Florida boy, 11, charged for fatally choking 4-year-old in trailer park
"The 4-year-old was found unconscious in a mobile home at the Westover Trailer Park in Palatka around 4 a.m. Monday, WESH reported. Twelve other people, including six adults, were in the home when the boy was found, but it's unclear if anyone was there when the alleged choking happened."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 29, 2015.

Utah boy, 15, lured 12-year-old girl from home with story of lost cat before strangling her to death with shirt
" A 15-year-old Utah boy accused of murdering his 12-year-old neighbor lured the girl late at night from her family's home by asking for help finding his lost cat, prosecutors say.
The ruse worked and the unidentified teen allegedly led the girl to a weed-strewn horse pasture where he strangled her to death and dumped the body."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 22, 2015.

Teens indicted in rape, robbery of woman in Chinatown
"Three teens from a Brooklyn halfway home have been indicted for raping and robbing a woman in Chinatown, prosecutors said Wednesday.
Sanat Asliev, 17, Emanuel Burrowes, 16, and Erik Pek, 16, snuck out of their juvenile delinquent halfway home on June 1 and then preyed upon an intoxicated 33-year-old woman who was inside an Internet cafe on Eldridge St., court papers say."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 23, 2015.

Violence at Rikers Island is highest in more than a decade despite thousands of fewer inmates
" This has been the bloodiest year behind bars in more than a decade even though thousands fewer inmates are being locked up on Rikers Island, city records show.
There were 108 stabbings and slashings in the fiscal year ending June 30. That's up from the 88 in 2014 and more than double from the 41 recorded in 2011."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 16, 2015.

Boy, 12, wanted for murder in Nebraska shooting is nabbed in Minneapolis
"A 12-year-old Nebraska boy who was wanted for murder in a gang-related shooting in Omaha was arrested Tuesday night nearly 400 miles from the scene, according to reports."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 08, 2015.

Texas teen threatens Columbine-style massacre at church
" An unhinged teen threatened to unleash a bloody massacre "like Columbine" on a Texas church, authorities said.
Nicholas Amrine, 19, posted ominous warnings in a series of alarming Facebook screeds, naming his enemies by their initials."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 06, 2015.

SEE IT: Cincinnati bystanders jeer unconscious tourist after vicious beating
" Cold-hearted bystanders jeered and laughed at an unconscious tourist lying at their feet after a vicious beating in Cincinnati, a video showed.
"Damn, n---a, you just got knocked the f--k out!" shouted one of the callous witnesses."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 06, 2015.

Father rushed son, 7, to Chicago hospital where he died after being shot with bullet intended for him at Fourth of July party
" A bullet intended for Antonio Brown rang out amid the loud blasts of fireworks above and fatally struck his 7-year-old son outside a northwest Chicago home late Saturday.
Amari Brown died in what Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy described as a 'senseless murder.'"
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 06, 2015.

Boy, 13, charged for sexually assaulting 7-year-old girl on Washington state school bus
" A 13-year-old boy in Washington state has been charged for allegedly sexually assaulting a 7-year-old girl several times on a school bus.
The boy faces three counts of first-degree rape for the alleged assaults that occurred throughout the past school year in the Chimacum School District, the Peninsula Daily News reported."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 04, 2015.

Five arrested in vicious, videotaped beating of defenseless Philadelphia high school student
"Philadelphia police have arrested five people for the brutal beating of a 17-year-old high school student that was videotaped and then went viral on the Internet.
The cellphone video shows the boy cowering under the blows of a gang attack, and rolling into a ball to protect himself from being repeatedly kicked and punched. At one point, a male hits him in the face with a traffic cone, breaking his teeth."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, June 26, 2015.

SEE IT: Uber driver gets beatdown from Brooklyn teens: 'Drive the f------ car'
" These fare beaters caught themselves in the act.
Four teenagers repeatedly slapped and taunted an Uber driver in Brooklyn who allegedly refused them service - and recorded the attack with a cell phone.
The sickening video shows the defenseless driver trapped in his own car as the teens deliver a beatdown for their own twisted amusement."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, June 26, 2015.

Maryland teen plotted school attack with gun, bombs: police
" A bomb squad cleared three explosive devices and also found bomb tools and parts, the statement said.
The boy was sent for a psychiatric evaluation and is being held at a juvenile justice facility. He has been charged as a juvenile with several counts including possession of a destructive device, theft and a handgun violation."
Daily News, November 03, 2014.

Gunman at Washington state school targeted his cousins, relative says
"When a teenage gunman opened fire at students in a high school cafeteria in Washington state, a relative said, he was not shooting at random targets."
CNN, October 25, 2014.

Michigan boy dies after playground stabbing by 12–year–old
"KENTWOOD, Mich. (AP)—A 9–year–old boy repeatedly stabbed by a 12–year–old at a Michigan playground ran screaming to his home and collapsed bleeding on his porch before dying at a hospital a short time later, witnesses and police said Tuesday"
Associated Press, August 05, 2014.

  • Boy accused in fatal stabbing to have mental exam
    "'Arrest me,' the 12–year–old said to officers, putting his hands above his head, according to a Kentwood police report. 'I want to die. I'm tired of life.'"
    Associated Press, August 11, 2014.

Teacher Slaying Suspect in Court on new Assault Charge
"BOSTON (AP)—A Massachusetts teenager charged with killing his teacher last year after following her into a bathroom similarly followed a worker at a youth detention facility into a locker room last month before choking and beating her, prosecutors said Wednesday.
Philip Chism, 15, made sure he wasn't being watched, took off his footwear to muffle his footsteps, then crouched down as he made his way along a corridor before following the 29–year–old woman into the locker room at Metro Youth Services facility in Boston on June 2, prosecutor Mark Zanini told a judge in Boston Juvenile Court."
Associated Press, July 23, 2014.

3 Albuquerque Teens Held in Homeless Killings
"Both describe how all three covered their faces with black T–shirts before walking over to the victims, who were lying down. Then the trio allegedly used various objects to attack the men, including cinder blocks. According to the 15–year–old, they all took turns picking up cinder blocks over their heads and smashing them into the men's faces more than 10 times."
Herald–Journal News, July 20, 2014.

Teen Girls in Videotaped Beating of Woman Are Remorseless, Cop Says
ABC News, September 28, 2012

Best Practices of Youth Violence Prevention: A Sourcebook for Community Action
Community–oriented sourcebook from the Center for Disease Control, strategies for implementing youth violence intervention.

Experts Say Counseling, Not Boot Camps, Prevent Teen Violence
The Associated Press, October 16, 2004

Costs of Juvenile Violence: Policy Implications
Pediatrics, DOI: 10.1542/peds.107.1.e3 2001;107;e3, January 2001.

Animal Abuse & Youth Violence: A report by Frank R. Ascione, Ph.D., from the OJJDP's Juvenile Justice Bulletin, September 2001.

For Troubled Teen, There's No Escape
Legal Times, October 24, 2001

Stuck Between Cultures, Indian Youth Struggle With Violence, Dependency, Depression
The Associated Press, April 18, 2001

Young Killer's Pleas Went Unanswered
Indianapolis Star, April 26, 2001

Young Voices From The Cell
Time, May 20, 2001

Guide to Safe Schools
Joint guide from U.S. Dept. of Education and Dept. of Justice about school violence, for school personnel, parents, community members and others.

Hatred in the Hallways
Report from Human Rights Watch on violence and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered students in U.S. schools. Includes info on coping with harassment and violence, educator inaction, role of school counselors, and legal standards.
Human Rights Watch, May, 2001.

Opposition Grows to Searches of Students
Los Angeles Times, June 19, 2001

Preventing Street Gang Violence
American Family Physician, April 15, 1999

Today's Victim Could Be Tomorrow's Predator
by Andrew Vachss from Parade, June 3, 1990

Serious, Violent and Habitual Juvenile Offenders
Speech given by Andrew Vachss at an Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention workshop, Jan. – Feb. 1983.

Learning From Littleton
Excerpt from a conversation between Andrew Vachss and Fiona Morgan, staff writer., April 27, 1999.

Child Abuse: A Ticking Bomb
by Andrew Vachss, Change: A Juvenile Justice Quarterly, Vol. V, No. 3, 1982.

The Life–Style Violent Juvenile
by Andrew Vachss, 5/1 Change 10, 1981

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"Dress Up Day" by Andrew Vachss
From Everybody Pays, a collection of short stories by Andrew Vachss.

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Center for the Prevention of School Violence
1801 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1801
Phone: (919) 733-3338
Toll-free: 1-800-299-6054

DOJ Youth Violence Prevention Program
U.S. Dept. of Justice
810 Seventh Street NW
Washington, DC 20531
Phone: 202-514-2000

National Youth Gang Center
Institute for Intergovernmental Research
P.O. Box 12729
Tallahassee, FL 32317
Phone: (850) 385-0600

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
810 Seventh Street, NW
Washington, DC 20531
Phone: (202) 307-5911
The OJJDP is the office of the U.S. Department of Justice responsible for working with states and communities to develop programs to prevent and control juvenile delinquency.

Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools
U.S. Department of Education
Washington, D.C. 20202
Phone: (202) 260-3954

Preventing Youth Violence
Phone: 1-877-231-7843

Safe Schools Coalition
2124 Fourth Ave.
Seattle, WA 98121
Toll-free: 1-866-HF-ZONE-1 (430-6631)
Educating and advocating for schools free of bullying, harrassment, and violence based on sexual orientation.

Veto Violence
" has been developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide grantees and partners with access to training and tools that focus on the primary prevention of violence. The portal includes free training, program planning resources, and an on–line application for the creation of success stories."

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