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Title: Recent Developments in Programming for High-Risk Juvenile Parolees: Assessment Findings and Program Prototype Development (From Critical Issues in Crime and Justice, P 189-213, 1994, Albert R Roberts, ed. -- See NCJ-149851)
Author(s): T L Armstrong; D M Altschuler
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 25
Sponsoring Agency: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Sage Publications, Inc
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
Grant Number: 87-JS-CX-K094
Sale Source: Sage Publications, Inc
2455 Teller Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
United States of America
Type: Program Description (Model)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A research and development project was initiated by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to assess, test, and disseminate information on intensive juvenile aftercare program prototypes for chronic serious juvenile offenders who initially required secure confinement.
Abstract: Conducted between 1988 and 1993, project assessment efforts focused on three key activities: (1) comprehensive review of the literature on critical issues in the design and operation of intensive aftercare programs (IAP's); (2) survey of innovative and promising programs; and (3) analysis of intensive aftercare approaches and practices at selected sites. It was found that major innovations in intensive juvenile aftercare were largely concentrated in a small number of jurisdictions where the momentum for change in parole philosophies and practices led to experimentation and reform. Most jurisdictions adopted risk and need assessment procedures to guide decisionmaking for surveillance, supervision, treatment, and service provision. Intensive intervention was based on a blend of social control and treatment-service provision strategies. IAP's in California, Utah, Illinois, Kansas, and Texas are described. An IAP model is proposed that combines salient features of the most innovative strategies and that aims to transition high-risk juvenile parolees back into the community. 33 references
Main Term(s): Juvenile parolees
Index Term(s): Adolescents at risk; Aftercare/juvenile parole; California; Crime prevention measures; Grants or contracts; Illinois; Juvenile Corrections/Detention; Juvenile courts; Juvenile delinquency prevention programs; Juvenile parole services; Kansas; Serious juvenile offenders; Texas; Treatment intervention model; Utah
Note: Earlier version of paper presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, 1992, Pittsburgh
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