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NCJ Number: 94436 Find in a Library
Title: See Our Side - A Juvenile Aversion Program of the Prince George's County Department of Corrections
Corporate Author: Prince George's Cty
Dept of Corrections
Cty Detention Ctr
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 34
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Prince George's Cty
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
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: The Prince George's County Department of Corrections (Maryland) has developed a program to assist the community in fighting juvenile delinquency.
Abstract: The three goals of the 'See Our Side Program' are to inform youth about the harsh realities of incarceration, to assist the community in its efforts to reduce the incidents of juvenile delinquency, and to offer the court system an alternative treatment plan for juvenile offenders. The program presents an educational programming approach. Selected juvenile offenders are given a programmed tour of a local jail designed to teach them aversion to the prospects of crime. Proper training of staff members in group dynamics and juvenile justice is vital to the program's success. A speakers bureau is used as an outreach component of the program. The program is divided into four phases: orientation by staff, tour of the institution, meeting with selected inmates, and a debriefing discussion with staff. After completing a tour of the facility, the youngster is asked to complete a brief evaluation of the program. He is then given a certificate of completion. Program components are described and representative samples of important paperwork such as letters to parents and waiver forms are included.
Index Term(s): Jails; Juvenile awareness programs; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Maryland
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