skip navigation


Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.


NCJ Number: 148496 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: National Juvenile Firesetter/Arson Control and Prevention Program Fire Service Guide to a Juvenile Firesetter Early Intervention Program
Author(s): R Hersch; J Gaynor; R Cook; J Roehl
Corporate Author: Institute for Social Analysis
Publicity Manager
United States of America
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 52
Sponsoring Agency: Institute for Social Analysis
Washington, DC 20006
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
US Fire Admin (Federal Emergency Management Agency)
Emmitsburg, MD 21727
Grant Number: 87-JS-CX-K104
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

Institute for Social Analysis
Publicity Manager
1625 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20006
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Training (Handbook/Manual)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This manual provides guidelines for the implementation of components of a juvenile firesetter prevention program sponsored by a fire service, the agency most likely to house a firesetter program.
Abstract: The manual follows the format of the other materials developed under this program. It discusses an early intervention and referral program in the context of the seven components critical to the success of any juvenile firesetter program. These components are program management, screening and evaluation, intervention services, publicity and outreach, referral mechanisms, monitoring systems, and relationship with the juvenile justice system. Topics discussed under the program-management component are program planning and structure, location, multijurisdictional approach, staffing and responsibilities, training, funding, liability, the creation of interagency links, the juvenile firesetter program workshop, and jurisdictional characteristics. The screening-and-evaluation component specifies the objectives of screening and evaluation of firesetting youth and their families, the target populations for screening and evaluation, and instruments and methods for screening and evaluation. Guidance for intervention services, the third component, addresses primary prevention, early intervention, and core intervention. Information on referral mechanisms encompasses the identification of referral sources and target agencies, contacting referral agencies, the development of referral agreements, and differences across types of jurisdictions. The remaining chapters describe procedures for publicity and outreach, the development and implementation of program monitoring systems, and the creation of cooperative arrangements with agencies of the juvenile justice system.
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Arson prevention; Crime prevention education; Crime prevention measures; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Juvenile fire setters
To cite this abstract, use the following link:

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.