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NCJ Number: 157266 Find in a Library
Title: Community Provision for Young People in the Youth Justice System: A Survey of Local Authorities
Corporate Author: National Assoc for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NACRO)
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 21
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: Survey
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: A telephone survey conducted in the spring of 1993 sought to determine the level of community-based correctional services for juvenile offenders under age 18 in England and Wales.
Abstract: Part of the research focused specifically on the services for 17-year-olds. Responses came from 110 of the 117 social service departments, including 67 metropolitan and London borough councils and 43 county councils. The survey covered pretrial services, bail, remand, and sentencing issues. Participants provided information about whether local resources were available throughout the local government area or were restricted to major towns or cities. Results revealed that the availability of community-based services varies widely across the country, particularly for 17-year-olds. Overall, findings revealed an alarming number of gaps in what should be basic provision, as well as a level of inconsistency between areas. Findings indicated the need for both guidance and additional funding for specific services. Further research is also needed regarding the quality and effectiveness of service provision. It is recommended that additional funding for work with youth be invested in community provision and that the government accept the same responsibility for ensuring adequate community services that it now does for custodial institutions. Figures and appended tables, list of survey respondents, and list of NACRO Young Offenders Committee members and observers
Main Term(s): Juvenile rehabilitation
Index Term(s): Community-based corrections (juvenile); Criminology; England; Foreign juvenile justice systems; Wales
Note: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, International Crime Statistics Program
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