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NCJ Number: 170102 Find in a Library
Title: Importance of Comprehensive Skill-Based Programs in Juvenile Detention and Corrections (From Juvenile Justice: Policies, Programs, and Services, Second Edition, P 165-193, 1998, Albert R. Roberts, ed. - See NCJ 170093)
Author(s): D W Roush
Date Published: 1998
Page Count: 29
Sponsoring Agency: Nelson-Hall Publishers
Chicago, IL 60606
Sale Source: Nelson-Hall Publishers
111 North Canal Street
Chicago, IL 60606
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This chapter presents a rationale for the expanded use of skills-based programs in juvenile detention and corrections and case studies to serve as a resource for juvenile detention and corrections practitioners interested in developing similar programs.
Abstract: Skills-based programming in juvenile detention and corrections makes sense for several reasons: (1) It directly addresses the problem of violence reduction; (2) It is a consistent part of the social competency model to explain delinquent behaviors; (3) It is part of effective delinquency treatment interventions in recent outcome evaluations; (4) It is easy to incorporate into the daily operations of juvenile detention; (5) Detained youths enjoy skills-based programs and participate fully and quickly; (6) Such programs provide an appropriate outlet for emotions and lead to fewer behavior problems in institutional settings; and (7) They are positive, proactive efforts designed to reclaim troubled and dangerous youth. The chapter presents case studies on implementing mediation and conflict resolution in juvenile detention and corrections facilities. The chapter includes discussion questions based on the information presented. Figure, references
Main Term(s): Juvenile correctional programs
Index Term(s): Behavior modification; Corrections; Juvenile case studies; Juvenile detention; Juvenile detention reform; Juvenile educational services; Juvenile justice research; Models; Residential child care institutions; Violence prevention
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