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Title: Correctional Supervision of Juvenile Offenders: Where Do We Go From Here?
Author(s): P W Greenwood
Date Published: 1986
Page Count: 31
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Type: Program/Project Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Correctional supervision of juveniles should not only reduce criminal activity, but also should aid in the establishment of more positive behavioral patterns associated with prosocial development.
Abstract: While there is a current emphasis on punishment and incapacitation and a pessimism about the effectiveness of treatment programs, there is evidence that certain programs and strategies can be effective in reducing recidivism. Some of these alternatives include outreach and tracking for youth who can function and receive needed services in the community, but who need some supervision to keep them moving in positive directions. Nine-to-five programming can provide special attention and resources to youth unmotivated to participate in regular educational or vocational programs or who have chronic behavior problems. Group and foster homes and therapeutic communities offer more structured alternatives to institutionalization at lower cost and without the need to duplicate existing services and systems. Finally, experimental residential programs such as VisionQuest offer alternatives to secure correctional facilities. Such programs emphasize small size, committed staff, structure and management, demanding physical activities, and eclectic programming. Aftercare programs are discussed in an appendix. 35 references.
Main Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization
Index Term(s): Community-based corrections (juvenile); Juvenile correctional programs; Juvenile day treatment services; Juvenile foster homes; Juvenile group houses
Note: Prepared for a program planning conference sponsored by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, December, 1986, Annapolis, MD.
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