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NCJ Number: 159762 Find in a Library
Title: Youth Environmental Service in Action: Program Summary
Author(s): R C Cronin
Corporate Author: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 48
Sponsoring Agency: Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Sale Source: Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF|Text
Type: Program/Project Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The Youth Environmental Service (YES) is an initiative of the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of the Interior (DOI) that enhances youth skills through work and education programs on Federal land.
Abstract: The YES initiative aims to increase the capacity of States and communities to correct, treat, and rehabilitate adjudicated delinquents and to prevent at-risk youth from entering the juvenile justice system. Partnerships are formed among Federal, State, local, and private agencies to develop these environmental work programs. States and localities have broad flexibility to design programs suitable to the specific needs of their communities. States and localities provide funding; DOJ and DOI work with them to identify Federal land and facilities that can support the program. DOJ and DOI recruited three jurisdictions (District of Columbia, Florida, and Utah) to try the approach through two programs each. The six programs are diverse in style and target population and range from weekend volunteer activities for at-risk adolescents to a long-term residential program for serious juvenile offenders. Descriptions of each program and its results during its first 6 months, contact information for each program, and form on which to order technical assistance materials
Main Term(s): Juvenile correctional programs
Index Term(s): Environmental quality; Federal programs; Interagency cooperation; Intergovernmental relations; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Wilderness programs; Youth development; Youth employment
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