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NCJ Number: 30703 Find in a Library
Title: ANALYSIS OF GROUP HOMES
Journal: JUVENILE JUSTICE  Volume:26  Issue:4  Dated:(NOVEMBER 1975)  Pages:23-28
Author(s): R F KINGSLEY; W BROWN; S GILL
Corporate Author: National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 6
Sponsoring Agency: National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
Reno, NV 89507
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: AN EXPLORATORY STUDY INDICATING PROGRAM CHARACTERISTICS AND PERCEPTIONS OF STAFF AND CLIENTS FOR A SMALL SAMPLE OF OPERATING GROUP LIVING UNITS FOR NEGLECTED-DEPENDENT OR DELINQUENT YOUTHS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY.
Abstract: DATA WERE GATHERED BY MEANS OF QUESTIONNAIRES SENT TO SELECTED GROUP HOMES. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION WAS REQUESTED: NAME OF FACILITY; AGE RANGE SERVED; SOURCE OF REFERRALS; LEADERSHIP TYPE (HOUSEPARENT, PROFESSIONAL STAFF); MAXIMUM NUMBER OF YOUTH PER UNIT; ASSOCIATION TO A RESIDENTIAL INSTITUTION; NUMBER OF MONTHS (YEARS) IN OPERATION; SOURCES OF FUNDING; ANNUAL OPERATING COST; COST PER CHILD; TYPE OF LIVING UNIT (APARTMENT, HOUSE, DORM, ETC.); AVERAGE LENGTH OF STAY; CRITERIA FOR ADMISSION AND ASSOCIATED COMMUNITY AGENCIES. A SECOND QUESTIONNAIRE WAS ENCLOSED REQUESTING A PROFESSIONAL STAFF OR HOUSEPARENT AND THREE RANDOMLY SELECTED RESIDENTS TO IDENTIFY WHAT THEY THOUGHT WAS A MAJOR STRENGTH (ANY ASPECT OF THE PROGRAM-FACILITY) AND WHAT THEY WOULD LIKE TO ELIMINATE OR MODIFY AT THE GROUP HOME. WITHIN THE TIME PERIOD, 15 FACILITIES RESPONDED TO THE PROFILE QUESTIONNAIRE AND 12 TO THE STAFF/RESIDENT PERCEPTION QUESTIONNAIRE. THE RESULTS OF THESE QUESTIONNAIRES ARE SUMMARIZED. BASED ON THE RESULTS, SEVERAL AREAS ARE SUGGESTED THAT SHOULD BE CONSIDERED WHEN ESTABLISHING A GROUP HOME. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)
Index Term(s): Community-based corrections (juvenile); Correctional institutions (juvenile); Facility conditions; Juvenile dependency and neglect; Juvenile group houses; Operating costs; Questionnaires; Surveys
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