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NCJ Number: 77213 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Replication of Project New Pride
Corporate Author: New Pride, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1981
Page Count: 227
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
New Pride, Inc
Denver, CO 80218
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Contract Number: J-LEAA-017-79
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program Description (Model)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This document describes the major program components of Project New Pride, a community-based comprehensive program of integrated services for serious, multiple-delinquent offenders, ages 14 to 17; the program is located in Denver, Colo.
Abstract: The project focuses specifically on adjudicated youth residing in jurisdictions with high levels of serious juvenile crime. These youth are under court supervision for a serious offense, have records of at least two prior convictions for serious misdemeanors and/or felonies, and would otherwise be confined in correctional institutions or placed on probation. The project's major objectives are increased school achievement among clients, reduction in the incarceration of youth adjudicated for criminal offenses, reduction of arrests, and institutionalization of comprehensive and integrated community-based treatment services for serious juvenile offenders. Project counselors are expected to have daily contact with clients and their families, to coordinate the delivery of services to their clients, and to have caseloads that do not exceed 20 clients. Additional program components include diagnostic assessment, alternative education, school reintegration and maintenance, and job preparation and placement. The project also uses volunteers and a management information system to maintain quality control, monitor service delivery, and improve planning. In addition, the project emphasizes the integration of diagnostic information, staffing, and individualized integrated service planning. Each client receives 6 months of intensive service and 6 months of followup services. Thus, the project is oriented toward moving clients back into the community and providing these clients with support and with increased competencies. Forty-two figures are provided.
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Colorado; Community-based corrections (juvenile); Diagnostic and reception processing; Education; Employment; Juvenile court diversion; Juvenile diversion programs; Juvenile recidivists; Juvenile treatment methods; Learning disabilities; Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP); Project NEW PRIDE
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