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NCJ Number: 188375 Find in a Library
Title: Juvenile Boot Camp and Structured Youth Programs, 2000 Directory
Corporate Author: KCI (formally the Koch Crime Institute)
United States of America
Date Published: 2000
Page Count: 78
Sponsoring Agency: KCI (formally the Koch Crime Institute)
Topeka, KS 66603
Sale Source: KCI (formally the Koch Crime Institute)
700 SW Jackson
Topeka, KS 66603
United States of America
Type: Directory
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This directory provides an up-to-date listing of juvenile boot camps and military structured youth programs throughout the United States.
Abstract: The purpose of this directory was to identify juvenile boot camps and military structured youth programs in the United States for courts, probation officers, law enforcement, and concerned individuals seeking alternatives to traditional sentencing methods. The directory consists of 24 represented States with one or more programs. Five additional States operate camps but did not respond to requests for information. In acquiring information, each State’s juvenile or youth services division, department of corrections, sheriffs, counties, correctional contractors, private correctional corporations, and many juvenile justice professionals were contacted. Information was accumulated by a survey questionnaire and telephone calls obtaining information on, facility or program name, facility address, telephone number, e-mail address, contact person, type of program (residential or non-residential), program duration, aftercare component, aftercare duration, program established, source of program funding, program accreditation, selection criteria, selection approval, staff-to-youth ratio, cost per day per youth, responsible party for program cost, and current program status (opened (operational) or closed). In addition, the directory offers a listing of 28 States operating the National Guard ChalleNGe Program. The National Guard program is not a boot camp, but the program is run with a military structure. The program’s primary mission is to effect the socialization of at-risk youth by elevating their academic level; improving their self-esteem, pride, and confidence levels; and teaching them basic life skills essential to successfully compete in the workplace and manage a healthy family environment. The program is oriented to improving the whole person.
Main Term(s): Shock incarceration programs
Index Term(s): Juvenile correctional reform; Juvenile Corrections/Detention; Juvenile delinquency prevention programs; Military role in corrections
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