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Title: FLORIDA - DIVISION OF YOUTH SERVICES - EVALUATION OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS, 1974
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Florida Division of Youth Services
United States of America
Date Published: 1974
Page Count: 105
Sponsoring Agency: Florida Division of Youth Services
Tallahassee, FL 32301
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
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: STUDY PRESENTS OVERVIEW AND GIVES SUGGESTIONS WHERE IMPROVEMENTS ARE NECESSARY.
Abstract: THIS STUDY CONTAINS INFORMATION ON JUVENILES FURLOUGHED FROM THE DIVISION OF YOUTH SERVICES (DYS) FROM MARCH 1973 THROUGH FEBRUARY 1974. THE FLORIDA DYS OPERATES FOUR TRAINING SCHOOLS, 24 GROUP TREATMENT FACILITIES, AND 1 DETENTION CAMP. THE MOST IMPORTANT FINDINGS OF THIS STUDY ARE THAT THERE IS NEED FOR MORE TRAINING OF THE FACULTY IN THE TEACHING OF READING AND THAT 76 PERCENT OF STUDENT IN THE YEAR STUDIED DID NOT RETURN TO PUBLIC SCHOOL. THERE IS A LACK OF VOCATIONAL COUNSELING, AND THERE IS A NEED TO INSTITUTE A DIVISION-WIDE TESTING SYSTEM TO DETERMINE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE TREATMENT PROGRAM. DYS TEACHERS' SALARIES SHOULD BE BROUGHT MORE INTO LINE WITH THOSE OF OTHER SCHOOL TEACHERS, AND THERE IS A NEED TO IMPROVE STAFF EFFICIENCY AND MANAGEMENT OPERATIONS. THE BOOKLET CONTAINS A BIBLIOGRAPHY AND APPENDICES COVER THE RATIONALE AND NEEDS OF VARIOUS GROUP TREATMENT FACILITIES....BS
Index Term(s): Florida; Juvenile correctional facilities; Juvenile inmates; Program evaluation; Vocational training
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