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NCJ Number: 157237 Find in a Library
Title: Young Adult Offender After the Act: Papers From the NACRO (National Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders) Youth Crime Section Conference 1993
Author(s): V Stern; K Bramwell; M Nellis; H Schofield; R Kay; J Geraghty; A Taylor; P Meredith-Hardy; M Jack
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 53
Sponsoring Agency: National Assoc for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NACRO)
London, SW9 0PU
Sale Source: National Assoc for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NACRO)
169 Clapham Road
United Kingdom
Type: Conference Material
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: Nine papers from the NACRO (National Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders) 1993 conference on the young adult offender focus on corrections for such offenders under the British 1991 Criminal Justice Act.
Abstract: The first paper lauds the Criminal Justice Act for its emphasis on sentencing that will reduce the use of imprisonment and improve the conditions under which youth live in the community, so there will be a socioeconomic structure for their lives that will encourage positive, law-abiding behavior. Another paper examines what has been achieved by the National Standards developed for probation to help implement provisions of the Criminal Justice Act; it explains how and why the standards were prepared as well as the achievements in improved cooperation between various criminal justice services. A third paper considers how some of the National Standards are working in practice, based on a survey of six probation officers and six supervisors; the survey focused on presentence reports and probation orders. A fourth paper addresses cooperation between the probation service and the voluntary sector; it presents a model for joint work in the 21st Century. Other papers examine partnership in dealing with offenders in the community, partnership with the independent sector, reducing the use of custody for 17- to 20-year-old offenders, and the role of community- based corrections for young offenders.
Main Term(s): Juvenile Corrections/Detention
Index Term(s): Community-based corrections (juvenile); Foreign correctional systems; Probation; Youthful offenders
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