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NCJ Number: 159763 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Youth Environmental Service: Technical Assistance Package
Corporate Author: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 66
Sponsoring Agency: Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Sale Source: Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF|Text
Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This document explains the steps a State or community should take to take part in the Youth Environmental Service (YES), an initiative of the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of the Interior (DOI) to address the needs of juvenile offenders and at-risk youth through work and education programs on Federal land.
Abstract: YES focuses on the correction, treatment, and rehabilitation of adjudicated juvenile delinquents as well as the prevention juvenile delinquency among at-risk youth. Partnerships are formed among Federal, State, local, and private agencies to develop environmental work programs. States and localities have broad flexibility to design programs suitable to the specific needs of their communities. YES sites may provide residential onsite programs, residential offsite programs, or day programs in rural or urban areas. States and localities provide funding; Federal land and resources are made available at no cost to programs. Youth are provided vocational skills and structured work opportunities, States gain alternatives to more traditional secure confinement for some juvenile offenders, and Federal land management agencies obtain needed help in preserving natural and cultural resources. Appended program profiles, sample memorandums of understanding and letter of agreement, sample letter of agreement, information on State resources, list of contacts at current YES sites, and technical assistance request form
Main Term(s): Juvenile correctional programs
Index Term(s): Environmental quality; Federal programs; Interagency cooperation; Intergovernmental relations; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Wilderness programs; Youth development; Youth employment
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