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NCJ Number: 249726 Find in a Library
Title: Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Shelter Care
Series: OJJDP Model Programs Guide Literature Reviews
Corporate Author: Development Services Group, Inc.
United States of America
Date Published: July 2011
Page Count: 3
Sponsoring Agency: Development Services Group, Inc.
Bethesda, MD 20814
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2010-MU-FX-K001
Sale Source: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
810 Seventh Street NW
Washington, DC 20531
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Best Practice/State-of-the-Art Review; Instructional Material; Literature Review; Program Description (Model); Program/Project Description; Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Study/Research); Report (Technical Assistance); Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Based on a literature review, this paper discusses the features and effectiveness of shelter care for both delinquent youth and children who temporarily need out-of-home services.
Abstract: Generally, youths are placed in shelter care when they are in some type of crisis situation or are in a state of transition to a more permanent placement. Shelter homes vary widely in their services and the residents they serve. Depending on the particular shelter, youth can receive a service plan and assessment, medical screenings, individual and group counseling, in-house education, and access to food and recreational programming. Some youth receive aftercare in a transition from a correctional institution, including job training/placement services. Some jurisdictions use shelter care to hold pre-adjudicated youths as an alternative to more secure detention. Shelters generally provide a structured daily schedule and intense staff-resident interaction. . According to the Residential Census of Juvenile Facilities for 2006, most surveyed shelters were privately managed, and approximately half held 10 or fewer youths at a time. Evaluations of two shelter care programs in 2006 - one an emergency shelter for homeless and runaway youth and another that focuses on youth with violent and incorrigible behavior - found that shelter care can potentially have positive effects on the recidivism of juveniles; however, more research is needed on which shelter-care programs work best for different youth populations. 15 references
Main Term(s): Juvenile shelter care
Index Term(s): Crisis shelters; Evidence-Based Practices; Evidence-Based Programs; Evidence-Based Research; OJJDP grant-related documents; OJJDP Resources; Services effectiveness; Treatment effectiveness; Treatment offender matching
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