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NCJ Number: 114975 Find in a Library
Title: Home-Based Services as an Alternative to Placement for Adolescents and Their Families: A Follow-Up Study of Placement Resource Utilization
Author(s): P AuClaire; I M Schwartz
Corporate Author: Voters Against the Prison Construction Budget
United States of America

Hennepin Cty
Community Services Dept
United States of America
Date Published: 1987
Page Count: 22
Sponsoring Agency: Hennepin Cty

National Institute of Justice/
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Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This 1985-1986 followup study examined the experiences of 55 clients receiving family-centered, home-based services and a comparison group of 58 adolescents receiving other services through the Hennepin County Child Welfare Division, Minn.
Abstract: Overall, there were only minimal differences between the two groups in the total number of out-of-home placements used: 57 percent of home-based clients were in shelter placements, compared with 37 percent of comparison clients. In addition, home-based clients used nearly 1,900 fewer days in placement and completed placement episodes successfully at higher a rate than did comparison clients. Home-based clients also completed placements successfully in a shorter time and spent fewer days in 'failed' placements. Home-based clients used a smaller proportion of available placement time used by both groups varied by client age, sex, race, and placement history. Overall, home-based clients used a significantly lower level of placement resources than did comparison group clients. 23 tables and 5 notes.
Main Term(s): Child placement services
Index Term(s): Family support; Minnesota; Welfare services
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