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NCJ Number: 148271 Find in a Library
Title: ALTERNATIVE MEASURES AND SERVICES FOR YOUNG OFFENDERS IN ONTARIO (FROM YOUTH INJUSTICE: CANADIAN PERSPECTIVES, P 145-172, 1993, THOMAS O'REILLY-FLEMING, BARRY CLARK, EDS. -- SEE NCJ-148261)
Author(s): M Reitsma-Street; G Stewart
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 28
Sponsoring Agency: Canadian Scholars Press
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Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: This paper presents information and perspectives which are intended to assist the John Howard Society of Ontario to understand some of the social policy and practical problems associated with young offenders.
Abstract: The paper contains a history of the John Howard Society in matters relating to youth and traces briefly the extensive development and breadth of service which the organization provides. The major part of the paper examines the specific Alternative Measures as legislated in the 1984 Young Offenders Act. The paper is intended to help focus discussions within the Society regarding the advantages and effectiveness of various forms of alternative measures, and the directions, if any, that the Society should take in the promotion and delivery of alternative measures services. The paper reviews: (1) the Society's background of interest in young offenders; (2) the formal Alternative Measures programs specified in the Young Offenders Act; (3) the various types of services and programs that are often described as alternative measures; (4) the rationale for priorities of the Society in its service to young offenders; and (5) possible courses of action for the Society. Figure, endnotes, references, appendixes
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Corrections; Crime prevention measures; Foreign juvenile justice systems
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