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NCJ Number: 135889 Find in a Library
Title: Youth Work -- Taking it to the Streets (From Preventing Juvenile Crime Conference Proceedings No. 9, 1991, P 115-120, Julia Vernon, Sandra McKillop, eds. -- See NCJ-135877)
Author(s): R Oerlemans
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 6
Sponsoring Agency: Australian Institute of Criminology
Canberra ACT, 2601, Australia
Sale Source: Australian Institute of Criminology
GPO Box 2944
Canberra ACT, 2601,
Type: Program Description (Demonstrative)
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: Youth crime prevention projects are described for Netherlands, Sweden, and France.
Abstract: The Edge-Group work project in Zwolle, Netherlands takes crime prevention into the young people's environment and identifies their needs. It uses community resources to provide the young people with opportunities to meet these needs and consists of four workplaces decentralized throughout the region. The young people control the process, but it is a labor intensive service. Another example of the needs-based approach is the Mission Locale, a youth services set up in France. Centers are set up to facilitate the employment and social integration of young people, especially those who are unemployed, homeless, or have difficulties with the education system. Information is provided on services available and on access to these services, and staff monitor the progress of young people through these services. The implementation of a skinhead clubhouse in Gruppen, Sweden under the supervision of a social worker is presented as an example of giving the young people control over their recreation and funding under certain restraints.
Main Term(s): Foreign juvenile justice systems; Juvenile delinquency prevention programs
Index Term(s): Foreign crime prevention; France; Juvenile program needs assessment; Netherlands; Sweden
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