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NCJ Number: 123253 Find in a Library
Title: Youth in Transition: From Incarceration to Reintegration: A National Survey of State Juvenile Correctional Services
Corporate Author: Kentucky Dept for Human Resources
Bureau for Social Services
United States of America

Eastern Kentucky University
Dept of Correctional Training Resource Ctr
United States of America
Project Director: B I Wolford
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 74
Sponsoring Agency: Eastern Kentucky University
Richmond, KY 40475
Kentucky Dept for Human Resources
Frankfurt, KY 40601
Type: Survey
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents the results of a national phone survey conducted by the Eastern Kentucky University Training Resource Center to determine how States were addressing the problems associated with the transition of youth from correctional facilities to their communities.
Abstract: The survey, conducted during March-May 1987, asked chief State juvenile correctional officials or their designees to respond to 26 questions that focused on the organization of juvenile correctional services, policies and procedures related to transition, and the identification of the best transitional programs in each State. This report summarizes selected data from the information gathered regarding the organization of juvenile correctional services and existing policies and procedures related to transition. Profiles of all the States and the District of Columbia systems are provided. Only 9 of the 51 States/District of Columbia reported requiring community supervision after release upon juveniles' reaching the mandatory release age. Most States (43) reported establishing special provisions for youth who commit violent offenses. Procedures for notifying the public school of the youth's release and impending return to the community were reported by 42 of the States. School enrollment, job training, or placement were reported by 25 States as release conditions. Overall, the services and resources available to youth returning to the community from correctional facilities were limited in most States. Questionnaire, 2 tables.
Main Term(s): Juvenile reintegration
Index Term(s): Employment services; High school education; Kentucky; State-by-state analyses; Youth employment
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