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NCJ Number: NCJ 241414     Find in a Library
Title: Texas At-Risk Youth Services Project: A Second Look
  Document URL: PDF 
Corporate Author: Texas Legislative Budget Board
United States of America
Date Published: 01/2013
Page Count: 44
  Annotation: This report on the Texas At-Risk Youth Services Project (ARYSP) - which provides legislative recommendations to improve the delivery of services to at-risk youth in Texas - is a follow-up on the most significant issues examined in a 2011 report that provided a broad overview of at-risk services in Texas.
Abstract: Based on focus groups with staff from five primary participating entities, site visits, and meetings with stakeholders, two recommendations are proposed. The first recommendation is to consolidate juvenile delinquency prevention and intervention funding at the Texas Juvenile Justice Department. This would transfer certain funding for services to at-risk youth, community youth development and state-wide Youth Services Network programs from the Department of Family and Protective Services to the Texas Juvenile Justice Department Prevention and Intervention Division. This recommendation provides policy considerations regarding the format of delinquency prevention and intervention at the Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TJJD). The second recommendation is to increase General Revenue funds allocated to Communities in Schools from the appropriations to the Texas Education Agency. This recommendation expands an existing and proven program with the ability to leverage outside funds, thus reaching more at-risk students. This recommendation also provides additional services in school settings agreed upon by research participants to have substantial positive effects on preventing at-risk youth from entering the juvenile justice system. In addition, the recommendation provides policy considerations regarding the format of expanded Communities in Schools services, emphasizing the expansion of services at the elementary and middle school levels. A project description and methodology are included.
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention programs
Index Term(s): School delinquency programs ; Children at risk ; Juvenile health services ; Juvenile mental health services ; Juvenile educational services ; Effectiveness of crime prevention programs ; Adolescents at risk ; Texas
Sale Source: Texas Legislative Budget Board
P.O. Box 12666
Capitol Station
Austin, TX 78711
United States of America
Type: Program/Project Description
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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