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NCJ Number: 186357 Find in a Library
Title: Early Intervention Through Collaborative Practices (From Reducing Criminality--Partnerships and Best Practices, P 1-10, 2000, Adam Graycar, ed. -- See NCJ-186333)
Author(s): Jenny Anders; Craig Gye
Date Published: 2000
Page Count: 10
Sponsoring Agency: Australian Institute of Criminology
Canberra ACT, 2601, Australia
Sale Source: Australian Institute of Criminology
GPO Box 2944
Canberra ACT, 2601,
Document: PDF
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: This paper examines early intervention with High Risk Adolescents through collaborative practices.
Abstract: High Risk Adolescents (HRA) often have complex and multiple needs contributing to their risk behaviors, and most HRA involved with multiple services were known to police prior to other service involvement. An HRA Reference Group developed a Common Assessment and Referral System to: (1) identify HRA as early as possible in their risk behaviors; (2) connect HRA to support services; and (3) increase the level of coordination between services to provide a more effective and prompt response. The target group for referrals were adolescents between 12- to 18-year-olds who were seen as at high risk because of a range of factors including mental health, substance abuse, accommodation, domestic violence, family conflict, peer issues, physical health, antisocial behavior, and a lack of supervision/support. The Common Assessment and Referral System has succeeded in all three of the project’s aims. In addition, the HRA Reference Group has provided a valid and user-friendly system for police, general practitioners, and teachers to refer adolescents into support services and has increased the opportunity for prevention work among individuals who might otherwise be left unsupported. Figures, appendix, references
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Adolescents at risk; Australia; Behavior patterns; Criminology; Foreign juvenile justice systems; Interagency cooperation; Intervention; Juvenile program evaluation; Risk taking behavior
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