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NCJ Number: 148702 Find in a Library
Title: Logan Youth Legal Service: Within an Integrated Service for Young People (From National Conference on Juvenile Justice, P 343-348, 1993, Lynn Atkinson and Sally-Anne Gerull, eds. -- See NCJ-148673)
Author(s): L Moynihan
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 6
Sponsoring Agency: Australian Institute of Criminology
Canberra ACT, 2601, Australia
Sale Source: Australian Institute of Criminology
GPO Box 2944
Canberra ACT, 2601,
Type: Program/Project Description
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: This paper outlines the history, philosophy, and process used by the Logan Youth Legal Service to meet the needs of juveniles in the Logan community (Queensland, Australia).
Abstract: Logan Youth Legal Service is a community legal center that is part of a larger community-based organization, Youth and Family Service, Inc. The legal center employs one attorney and two youth workers. It provides legal representation and advice, education and law reform, and youth-worker support for juveniles and their families after they come in contact with the police. Two programs which highlight the integrated approach of the Logan Youth Legal Service are the Parent Support and the Street Contact programs. The Parent Support program works with the parents of juveniles with problem behaviors that have brought them in contact with the police. The Street Contact project uses workers from various sections of the Youth and Family Service, who work together to provide more effective services to youth. In an effort to increase accessibility, the Logan Youth Legal Service has offered the services of the attorney to other agencies in the region. Benefits of this strategy include an increased awareness of juveniles' legal needs by workers in other areas, more appropriate and successful referrals in both directions, and the support and follow-up processes may remain with the agency first contacted by the youth. 4 references
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Access to legal information; Foreign juvenile justice systems; Juvenile delinquency prevention programs
Note: From proceedings of the National Conference on Juvenile Justice, held in Adelaide, Australia, September 22-24, 1992.
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