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NCJ Number: 142667 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Probation: Technical Assistance Manual
Series: OJJDP Youth Gang Series
Author(s): Ron Chance
Corporate Author: University of Chicago
School of Social Service Admin
National Youth Gang Suppression and Intervention Project
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 84
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
National Youth Gang Information Ctr
Fairfax, VA 22203
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL 60637
Grant Number: 90-JD-CX-K001
Publication Number: D0022
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America

National Youth Gang Information Ctr
4301 North Fairfax Drive
Suite 730
Fairfax, VA 22203
United States of America
Document: PDF|Text
Dataset: DATASET 1
Type: Training (Handbook/Manual)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This manual provides an overview of how a probation department can implement a promising youth gang suppression and intervention program.
Abstract: Its intended audience is the chief probation officer and management staff of a probation department. Its target group is youth and young adult gang probationers who are primarily involved in youth gang violence. The probation model presented is predicated on the assumption that a multistrategy approach by probation agencies is necessary to fulfill the dual mission of protecting the community and reforming the youth gang probationer. The manual recognizes that the costs of incarceration are prohibitive and that youth who are jailed will eventually return to their neighborhoods. The model presented encourages probation to adopt a "balanced approach" by conducting community mobilization activities to suppress youth gang probationer crime and providing counseling, educational, and employment opportunities to the gang probationers and their families. The manual is divided into five sections that address program design, service implementation, and other organizational activities necessary to conduct a program of this nature. Appended sample gang member identification criteria, gang-related probation conditions, probation officer safety guidelines, gang intelligence data system forms, probation gang intelligence report, presentence investigation report, intake detention criteria, release of information forms, interagency agreements, and training course descriptions
Main Term(s): Juvenile probation; Juvenile/Youth Gangs
Index Term(s): Crime specific countermeasures; Juvenile probation services; Juvenile probationers; Juveniles; Police; Program design; Program implementation; Technical assistance resources
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