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  NCJ Number: NCJ 142681     Find in a Library
  Title: Probation Model
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Dataset URL: DATASET 1
  Author(s): Ron Chance
  Corporate Author: University of Chicago
School of Social Service Admin
National Youth Gang Suppression and Intervention Project
United States of America
  Date Published: 1990
  Page Count: 16
  Annotation: A probation model for countering youth gangs requires a multidimensional strategy that implements probation's dual mission of protecting the community and reintegrating gang youth into normative patterns of community behavior.
  Abstract: A five-fold strategy of suppression, opportunities provision, social intervention, community mobilization, and organizational development is required. Probation goals and objectives that incorporate these strategies are to assist the court in its sentencing decision, enforce the orders of the court and the laws of the State in limiting the criminal activity of youth gang members, assist criminal justice and community agencies as well as grassroots groups in the coordination of information and the development of activities to control and prevent gang behavior, and broker special school and employment opportunities for youth gang probationers. A social intervention strategy is also required. This involves direct assistance to youth gang probationers and their parents in crisis situations and the monitoring of their use of services. Of particular importance are community mobilization efforts by the probation department to motivate community agencies to reach out and provide more attention and services to gang youth. A discussion of probation functions and issues focuses on organizational development and change; data systems and information sharing; presentence investigation; supervision; interagency coordination; community mobilization, education, and prevention; selection training, and education; and research and evaluation.
  Main Term(s): Juvenile/Youth Gangs ; Juvenile probation
  Index Term(s): Juveniles ; Crime specific countermeasures ; Program implementation ; Police ; Program design ; Juvenile probationers ; Juvenile probation services
  Sponsoring Agency: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
  Grant Number: 90-JD-CX-K001
  Publication Number: D0010
  Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
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  Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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