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NCJ Number: 67989 Find in a Library
Title: YOUTH-AT-RISK - A NEGLECTED SPECIAL POPULATION INTRODUCTION TO THE SUBJECT AND AN INVITATION
Author(s): K I LINGLE
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 8
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS OPINION PAPER, WHICH IS DIRECTED TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC, EMPHASIZES THE NEED TO DEVELOP REHABILITATIVE PROGRAMS THAT ARE ALTERNATIVES TO INCARCERATION FOR YOUTH-AT-RISK.
Abstract: YOUTH-AT-RISK ARE ATYPICAL OR MALADAPTIVE YOUTH WHOSE BEHAVIORAL PATTERNS INCLUDE SCHOOL FAILURE, LACK OF EMPLOYMENT, AND INADEQUATE PREPARATION FOR ADULT LIFE. THE TYPOLOGY INCLUDES STATUS OFFENDERS, VICTIMS OF CRIME, STATION ADJUSTED YOUTH, PROBATIONERS, AND THE MENTALLY ILL. EXTANT PROGRAMS OF REHABILITATION SHOULD BE STUDIED. PROGRAMS THAT PROVIDE YOUTH WITH OPEN SPACE, OUTDOOR EDUCATION, AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR ESTABLISHING CONFIDENCE IN THEMSELVES AND IN THEIR RELATIONSHIPS WITH ADULTS SHOULD BE STIMULATED. THE LEADERSHIP CALIBRE OF STAFF PERSONNEL IS THE MOST IMPORTANT REQUISITE OF SUCCESS. FINALLY, THE NATIONAL CONSORTIUM ON CAMPING AND OUTDOOR EDUCATION FOR YOUTH-AT-RISK SHOULD BE THE CENTRAL AGENCY FOR DEVELOPING MULTIFUNCTIONAL, INTERDISCIPLINARY IDEAS AND PROGRAMS. THE MAILING ADDRESS OF THE CONSORTIUM IS PROVIDED. (MFE)
Index Term(s): Juvenile offender forestry camps; Youth camping programs; Youthful offenders
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