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NCJ Number: 10668 Find in a Library
Title: DELINQUENCY PREVENTION - THE CONVERGENCE OF THEORY BUILDING POLITICAL INFLUENCE, AND NEW MODES OF ADVOCACY
Author(s): J P FITZPATRICK; C F GROSSER
Corporate Author: Fordham University
United States of America
Date Published: 1972
Page Count: 64
Sponsoring Agency: Fordham University
Bronx, NY 10458
Publication Number: U
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: DESCRIPTION OF A PUERTO RICAN ADAPTATION OF THE YOUTH SERVICES BUREAU CONCEPT INCORPORATING EXISTING LOCAL INSTITUTIONS OPERATING IN THE CITY OF PONCE.
Abstract: A SHORT HISTORY OF THE PROJECT IS PRESENTED AS A FORWARD TO THE ANALYSIS OF A COALITION MODEL FOR COMMUNITY ACTION. THIS TYPE OF COALITION INVOLVES PUBLIC FUNDING OF PRIVATE AGENCIES AND IS DESIGNED TO MEET SPECIFIC PROBLEMS IN THE FIELD BY ADAPTING THEORETICAL CONCEPTS TO FIT CULTURAL AND POLITICAL REALITIES. THE PAMPHLET EXPLORES A NUMBER OF POLICY ISSUES REGARDING THE OPERATION OF YOUTH SERVICE SYSTEMS. ATTENTION IS GIVEN TO ANALYSIS OF ADVOCACY AS ATTEMPTED BY INDIGENOUS WORKERS AS COMPARED WITH THAT UNDERTAKEN BY MEMBERS OF OTHER NEIGHBORHOODS AND ETHNIC GROUPS. YOUTH ADVOCACY IS AN INTENSIVE PROGRAM IN WHICH ADULT WORKERS PERSONALLY COUNSEL AND TUTOR YOUNG PEOPLE IN AN ATTEMPT TO DIVERT THEM FROM THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM
Index Term(s): Community action programs; Community involvement; Counseling; Juvenile court diversion; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Puerto Rico; Youth Services Bureau
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