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NCJ Number: 183587 Find in a Library
Title: Better Than the Dream: The Southwest Indiana Regional Youth Village
Journal: Corrections Today  Volume:62  Issue:3  Dated:June 2000  Pages:112-115
Author(s): Charlotte Nesbitt
Date Published: June 2000
Page Count: 4
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article reviews the activities of The Southwest Indiana Regional Youth Village.
Abstract: The Southwest Indiana Regional Youth Village (SIRYV) treatment facility and detention center is a private, nonprofit, residential facility for at-risk youth. It is a full-continuum-of-care facility that provides short- and long-term detention, staff-secure substance abuse programming, transitional, and independent living and community service programming. The facility is licensed by the State of Indiana and has an accredited on-site junior/senior high school. Additionally, aftercare services are provided to youth in their homes. The program focuses on teaching youth socially acceptable behaviors and extinguishing negative behaviors. Education is one of SIRYV’s major goals. Academic subjects are presented in a manner that best suits youths’ learning styles and instruction includes multicultural opportunities for individualized studies and projects. In 1999, SIRYV received additional funding to build two new housing units and program space for girls.
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Behavior modification; Indiana; Juvenile correctional programs; Juvenile drug abusers; Juvenile educational services; Juvenile residential treatment centers; Juvenile treatment methods; Parent-Child Relations; Post-release programs
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