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NCJ Number: 152832 Find in a Library
Title: Model for Change Following the Kibbutz Resocialization Program
Journal: Journal of Offender Rehabilitation  Volume:21  Issue:1/2  Dated:(1994)  Pages:221-237
Author(s): M Fischer; B Geiger
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 17
Type: Program Description (Model)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The juvenile rehabilitation model proposed in this paper incorporates components of the Kibbutz Resocialization Program which has been used to successfully rehabilitate hard-core criminals.
Abstract: The model centers around a solidaristic peer group engaged in meaningful work within a supportive milieu. It illustrates how the principles of group dynamics and social learning theories can be combined to make the work group a vehicle for change. In the first stage of the resocialization program, offenders in groups of six live away from their past environment in the wilderness or countryside and engage in environmental protection projects. Once they become attached to each other and acquire a sense of industry and self-respect, they move to stage two and become integrated into the community. The resocialization program shows how laypersons committed to serving their community can become agents of change while serving as offender companions, adoptive parents, or members of collaborative work teams. Rehabilitation based on social learning theory and the framework for resocializing juvenile delinquents are discussed. 35 references
Main Term(s): Juvenile reintegration
Index Term(s): Crime prevention measures; Group therapy; Juvenile delinquency prevention programs; Juvenile rehabilitation; Juvenile social adjustment; Model programs; Social Learning; Socialization
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