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NCJ Number: 89856 Find in a Library
Title: Alternatives to Imprisoning Young Offenders - Noteworthy Programs
Author(s): M L Woods
Corporate Author: National Council on Crime and Delinquency
United States of America
Date Published: 1982
Page Count: 116
Sponsoring Agency: Lillia Babbitt Hyde Foundation
Elizabeth, NJ 07206
National Council on Crime and Delinquency
Newark, NJ 07102
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This volume describes 109 programs which provide alternatives to incarceration for juvenile offenders and range from nonresidential programs to secure residential programs.
Abstract: The programs represent a range of community-based alternatives and are listed in the MODELS information clearinghouse operated by the National Council on Crime and Delinquency. All of the programs are located in or near the youths' home communities, provide individualized programing, and aim to approximate a normal environment to the extent possible as well as to provide opportunity for growth and for gradual reintegration into free society. Nonresidential programs include job/career programs, after school or evening classes or programs, alternative schools, advocacy, counseling, mediation and arbitration, restitution, and the provision of intensive services to families by trained youth workers. Residential programs provide close supervision and intensive services for as short a period as possible. These programs include wilderness programs, preparation for independent living, foster family care, intensive foster care, group homes, highly structured group care, and secure care. Four reference notes are provided.
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Community-based corrections (juvenile); Reference materials
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