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NCJ Number: 39479 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: VOLUNTEER HOMES FOR FLORIDA'S STATUS OFFENDERS CLEARINGHOUSE TRANSFER NO 15
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: National Clearinghouse for Criminal Justice Planning and Architecture
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: National Clearinghouse for Criminal Justice Planning and Architecture
Champaign, IL 61820
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE PLANNING, IMPLEMENTATION, AND OPERATIONS OF A FLORIDA PROGRAM WHICH PLACES JUVENILE STATUS OFFENDERS IN VOLUNTEER HOMES, RATHER THAN LOCKING THEM UP IN DETENTION CENTERS, IS DESCRIBED.
Abstract: THE PROJECT IS AN EXPANSION OF A PILOT PROJECT IN TAMPA. IT WAS FOUND THAT TO INSURE IMMEDIATE PLACEMENT, THREE HOMES WERE NEEDED FOR EACH POTENTIAL PLACEMENT. AN AVERAGE OF EIGHT HOURS WERE SPENT PER HOME IN 'SELLING' THE VOLUNTEER PRORAM, PERFORMING BACKGROUND CHECKS, AND PROVIDING ORIENTATION TO THE FAMILY. THE COST OF ADMINISTERING THE PROGRAM WORKED OUT TO ABOUT $4.75 PER CHILD PER DAY....PLO
Index Term(s): Community involvement; Community resources; Community-based corrections (juvenile); Florida; Juvenile foster homes; Juvenile status offenders; Volunteer programs
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