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NCJ Number: 30781 Find in a Library
Title: JUVENILE SERVICES PROGRAM FOR PINELLAS COUNTY LEARNING SYSTEMS, INC (FROM SOUTHERN CONFERENCE ON CORRECTIONS, ANNUAL, 20TH, 1975 BY VERNON FOX - SEE NCJ-30775)
Author(s): D G VINIKOOR
Corporate Author: Florida State University
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 29
Sponsoring Agency: Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL 32304
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A PROJECT SUMMARY DESCRIBING A MODEL DIVERSIONARY PROGRAM FOR 14-17 YEAR OLD JUVENILES WHO ARE CHARGED WITH BEING DELINQUENT FOR OFFENSE NOT DEMONSTRATING THE INTENT TO INFLICT BODILY HARM.
Abstract: IN ATTEMPTING TO PREVENT JUVENILE OFFENDER FROM BEING CAUGHT UP IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM, THE JUVENILE SERVICES PROGRAM SUBSTITUTES FOR THE TRADITIONAL JUDICIAL PROCESS A COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH TO CHANGING JUVENILE BEHAVIOR. THESE APPROACHES INCLUDE EXTENSIVE COUNSELING, INNOVATIVE EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCES, DIVERSIFIED EMPLOYMENT EXPOSURE AND POSITIVE PERSONAL GROWTH EXPERIENCES. PROJECT SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE TO BOTH MALE AND FEMALE PINELLAS COUNTY OFFENDERS. THE TYPICAL PARTICIPANT IS WHITE, MARGINALLY ENROLLED IN SCHOOL, HAS HAD AT LEAST ONE PRIOR OFFENSE, HAS NO APPRECIABLE SALEABLE SKILLS, AND IS EITHER UNEMPLOYED OR UNDEREMPLOYED. STATISTICS ON PROGRAM ACTIVITIES ARE PRESENTED IN APPENDIXES. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)
Index Term(s): Counseling; Diversion programs; Florida; Juvenile court diversion; Remedial education; Youth employment
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