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NCJ Number: 31632 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: RUNAWAY HOUSE - A YOUTH-RUN SERVICE PROJECT
Author(s): D BUTLER; J REINER; B TREANOR
Corporate Author: Superintendent of Documents, GPO
United States of America

Special Approaches in Juvenile Assistance
United States of America
Date Published: 1974
Page Count: 71
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Special Approaches in Juvenile Assistance
Washington, DC 20009
Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
US Dept of Health, Education, and Welfare
Rockville, MD 20857
Contract Number: NIH 72-584
Publication Number: DHEW PUBLICATION (ADM)74-44
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: PRESENTED AS AN EXAMPLE OF YOUTH-OPERATED, COUNTERCULTURE SERVICE PROJECTS, THIS DOCUMENT DESCRIBES THE PHILOSOPHY, OPERATIONS, PROGRAMS, AND STAFF OF TWO SUCH PROJECTS: A RUNAWAY HOUSE AND GROUP FOSTER HOMES.
Abstract: BOTH THE RUNAWAY HOUSE AND GROUP HOMES ARE OPERATED BY THE SPECIAL APPROACHES IN JUVENILE ASSISTANCE (SAJA), A NONPROFIT CORPORATION DEDICATED TO DEVELOPIING NEW APPROACHES TO THE PROBLEMS ADOLESCENTS MAY FACE AND PROVIDING FREE OR LOW COST SERVICES TO ADOLESCENTS AND THEIR PARENTS IN THE WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN AREA. THE STRUCTURE AND PROGRAMS OF SAJA ARE FIRST DESCRIBED. THE RUNAWAY HOUSE IS A TEMPORARY SHELTER AND COUNSELING PROGRAM FOR YOUNG PEOPLE UNDER THE AGE OF 18 WHO HAVE RUN AWAY FROM HOME, REFORM SCHOOL, MENTAL HOSPITALS, ETC. THE DEVELOPMENT, CLIENTS, CONFERENCES, GROUP SESSIONS, CONSULTANTS, STAFF, AND COMMUNITY CONTACTS OF THE PROGRAM ARE OUTLINED. THE GROUP FOSTER HOMES OPERATED BY SAJA WERE ESTABLISHED IN ORDER TO PROVIDE A FULL-TIME RESIDENCE FOR JUVENILES AND RUNAWAYS WHO HAD NO PLACE ELSE TO LIVE. SUCH ASPECTS OF THE GROUP HOMES AS THEIR ESTABLISHEMNT, SELECTION CRITERIA, RELATIONS WITH PUBLIC AGENCIES, OPERATIONS, HOUSE RULES, AND STAFF ARE OUTLINED. A DISCUSSION OF SAJA'S POLICY ON FUNDING IS ALSO PROVIDED.
Index Term(s): Community resources; Community support; District of Columbia; Juvenile foster homes; Juvenile group houses; Runaways
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