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NCJ Number: 136186 Find in a Library
Title: Juvenile Offending: Prevention Through Intermediate Treatment
Author(s): S Curtis
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 204
Sponsoring Agency: B T Batsford Ltd
London, W1H 0AH, England
Publication Number: ISBN 0-7134-5782-7
Sale Source: B T Batsford Ltd
4 Fitzhardinge Street
London, W1H 0AH,
United Kingdom
Type: Program Description (Demonstrative)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: In Great Britain, Intermediate Treatment (IT) refers to services for children and adolescents who are at risk or already involved with the juvenile system. Young offenders are often referred to IT projects as a condition of a juvenile court Supervision Order.
Abstract: Unfortunately, the provision of IT in England and Wales is inconsistent; there is no mention of IT in the criminal code despite its frequent success as an effective alternative to custody and care. In this book, examples are given from six areas of projects practicing some form of IT. The projects describe northern and southern ventures, one with a rural cachement as well as urban programs, and preventive projects as well as those which were alternatives to custody. Other issues which emerge from the project descriptions include racial factors and the inner city, the role of education in IT, tracking, non-statutory intervention, and the utilization of youth work volunteers. The differences in the way these projects originated, were managed and organized on a daily basis, handled staffing issues, coordinated with other agencies, and worked with young people and their families help illustrate the many approaches that can be taken to implement a successful IT program.
Main Term(s): Foreign juvenile justice systems; Intermediate treatment
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Great Britain/United Kingdom; Juvenile delinquency prevention programs
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