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NCJ Number: 137104 Find in a Library
Title: Timeline for Change
Corporate Author: Louisiana Dept of Public Safety
United States of America
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 140
Sponsoring Agency: Louisiana Dept of Public Safety
Baton Rouge, LA 70804
Type: Survey
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Since Louisiana's Office of Juvenile Services became the focus of a Federal court case which resulted in a consent decree, the State's Office of Youth Development has been committed to developing an effective prison prevention strategy for Louisiana youth.
Abstract: This report outlines the current status and needs of Louisiana's juvenile justice programs. Following a summary of the characteristics and needs of the youths who become involved with the juvenile justice system, the report describes available intervention programs including prevention, supervision services, short-term intensive programs, community-based alternatives, and aftercare programs. Target groups needing special services include female adolescents, teenage parents, substance abusers, emotionally disturbed youth, adult age offenders, and sex offenders. Intake screening, assessment and clarification, reassessment, and managed care are some of the procedures used for classifying and placing youth who come under the State's custody. The report also discusses staffing needs, agency financing and budgetary trends, organizational structure and roles, management information, and evaluation procedures. Another chapter explores problems specific to violent and chronic offenders including programming, institutional care, and treatment services. The State's juvenile justice system's goals are set forth and possible strategies for obtaining them are considered.
Main Term(s): State juvenile justice systems
Index Term(s): Juvenile correctional programs; Juvenile delinquency prevention programs; Juvenile program needs assessment; Louisiana
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