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NCJ Number: 180349 Find in a Library
Title: Boys and Girls Clubs of South Alabama Inc.
Corporate Author: Boys'and Girls' Clubs of America
United States of America
Date Published: 1999
Page Count: 0
Sponsoring Agency: Boys'and Girls' Clubs of America
New York, NY 10017
Sale Source: Boys'and Girls' Clubs of America
771 First Avenue
New York, NY 10017
United States of America
Type: Program Description (Model)
Format: Film
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This video describes public-private partnerships to aid youthful offenders in Alabama.
Abstract: The video describes how the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Alabama, Inc., work with private and public organizations to assist youths who are in trouble with the law or at risk of entering the juvenile justice system. Camp Martin Leadership Academy provides training and educational programs for adolescent males in a military-type setting. Parents or guardians participate in the program, which helps the young men learn life skills as well as academic subjects. The Wilderness Challenge course includes extensive physical development exercises as well as life skills and vocational training. Both programs include aftercare involving parents or guardians. Young women participate in Program GROWTH, which teaches life skills, parenting and academic skills in both day-care and residential settings. All programs teach problem solving and help young people change their behavior. After graduating from these programs youth are eligible for POINTE Academy, which helps them finish high school or acquire a GED.
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Alabama; Alternatives to institutionalization; Behavior modification; Boys and Girls Clubs of America; Family counseling; Juvenile Corrections/Detention; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Shock incarceration programs; Wilderness programs
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