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NCJ Number: 136833 Find in a Library
Title: Treatment Services and the Criminal Justice System
Journal: AAOP (Addictions Association of Pennsylvania) Journal  Volume:4  Issue:2  Dated:(Spring 1992)  Pages:6-18
Editor(s): M E Hanna
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 13
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This issue contains six feature articles that address issues and programs that pertain to the treatment and prevention of various aspects of juvenile delinquency in Pennsylvania.
Abstract: The first article examines problems and issues of the juvenile justice and drug and alcohol systems in the treatment of resistant, substance dependent, delinquent youth. This is followed by a description of the Pennsylvania Juvenile Court Judges' Commission PENNFREE Program which provides specialized probation services to juvenile offenders who have problems with alcohol and other drugs. A third article profiles Allegheny County's community intensive supervision project as an alternative to juvenile institutionalization. This program provides a structured supervision program for chronic serious juvenile offenders who would otherwise be institutionalized. The program's primary emphases are drug and alcohol treatment, education, and testing. This same article describes a similar program in Erie County. Another article describes the Pennsylvania Youth Forestry Camp #3. This 8-week program includes many of the outdoor activities of typical wilderness programs, but adds extensive and intense group and individual counseling as a means of applying camp experiences to the individual needs of the participants. Remaining articles consider issues in the management and treatment of juveniles who manifest both delinquent behavior and serious drug and alcohol abuse problems and profile the 1991/1992 governor's discretionary grants for high-risk youth.
Main Term(s): Juvenile treatment methods
Index Term(s): Intensive probation; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Juvenile drug treatment; Juvenile probation; Pennsylvania; Wilderness programs
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