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NCJ Number: 147712 Find in a Library
Title: Intensive Aftercare for High-Risk Juveniles: Policies and Procedures
Author(s): D M Altschuler; T L Armstrong
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 41
Sponsoring Agency: Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 87-JS-CX-K094
Publication Number: NCJ-147712
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America

Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Assistance in developing aftercare programs is provided.
Abstract: This manual, when used with its companion documents, is meant to guide corrections agencies as they develop juvenile aftercare programs to meet the needs of chronic and serious juvenile offenders. In 1987, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) issued a request for proposals concerning intensive community-based aftercare programs (IAP). Research and development, divided into four stages, was designed to: assess current knowledge and programs; develop a promising program mode; disseminate information about the proposed model; and test this model in selected jurisdictions. During the second stage, this policy and procedures manual was developed. Through the use of examples, this manual is designed to provide the reader with a sense of how program elements and components are structured and how they function. These examples are drawn from site visits and other data collection activities, e.g., mail surveys and telephone interviews, conducted during the first stage of this project. As the policies and procedures illustrate, the guiding principles, program elements, and service areas that define the IAP model can be configured and applied in a number of ways. The authors urge that administrative personnel and line staff from each segment of the juvenile justice system and other involved groups participate in the development of the specific form that IAP assumes in that jurisdiction. Eight States were chosen through a competitive process to participate in the training and action planning conferences and implement their own IAP pilots.
Main Term(s): Juvenile parole services
Index Term(s): Juvenile correctional programs; Juvenile correctional reform; Juvenile Corrections/Detention
Note: This document is a Program Summary. For a related document, see NCJ-147575.
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