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NCJ Number: 136889 Find in a Library
Title: Youth Enquiry Service Resource Unit: Glasgow (From Youth Crime Prevention: A Handbook of Good Practice, 1990, P 37-40 -- See NCJ-136880)
Corporate Author: Crime Concern
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: Crime Concern
Swindon, SN5 7UN
Sale Source: Crime Concern
Chapel House
Westmead Drive
United Kingdom
Type: Program Description (Demonstrative)
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: Glasgow's Youth Enquiry Service (YES) Resource Unit provides an example of a network of neighborhood youth information projects supported by a central resource unit.
Abstract: This program description outlines the steps to creating a YES project, discusses management and staffing issues, and identifies program achievements and problems. The unit strives to establish a network of local YES projects in areas with high crime rates, poor youth facilities, or high unemployment. The intent is to provide activities for local youth and to offer a service which is responsive to young people's needs and which involves them in its management and operation, is independent and supported by statutory and voluntary agencies, and is nondirective and confidential in its advisory and counseling role. The time scale to create a local project operated by volunteers varies from 6 to 12 weeks on average. The unit has helped to create seven projects and an additional three projects are in progress. This includes one project for ethnic minorities. 1 figure and 1 table
Main Term(s): Juvenile program coordination; Youth involvement in crime prevention
Index Term(s): Counseling; Foreign crime prevention; Information dissemination; Social service agencies; Youth groups
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