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NCJ Number: 44248 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: JUVENILE JUSTICE STANDARDS PROJECT - STANDARDS RELATING TO YOUTH SERVICE AGENCIES - TENTATIVE DRAFT
Editor(s): J R ADAMS; M A O'DEA; S J SANDLER
Project Director: D GILMAN
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 146
Sponsoring Agency: American Bar Endowment
Chicago, IL 60611
Andrew W Mellon Foundation
New York, NY 10021
Ballinger Publishing Co
Cambridge, MA 02138
Herman Goldman Foundation
New York, NY 10005
US Dept of Justice

US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Vincent Astor Foundation
New York, NY 10022
Sale Source: Ballinger Publishing Co
Harvard Square
17 Dunster Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: STANDARDS ARE PRESENTED TO ASSIST IN THE ESTABLISHMENT, ORGANIZATION, AND ASSESSMENT OF YOUTH SERVICE AGENCIES.
Abstract: THE TERM 'YOUTH SERVICE AGENCY' (YSA), AS USED IN THESE STANDARDS, ENCOMPASSES A NUMBER OF ORGANIZATIONS (E.G., YOUTH SERVICE BUREAUS, CHILD ADVOCACY COUNCILS), PROPOSED THROUGH GOVERNMENT LEGISLATION OR INDEPENDENTLY ESTABLISHED, WHICH PROVIDE DELINQUENCY PREVENTION SERVICES. THE ORIGINS OF THE YSA CONCEPT, IMPLEMENTATION OF SUCH PROGRAMS, AND AN ASSESSMENT OF EXISTING YSA'S ARE DISCUSSED IN DETAIL IN AN INTRODUCTORY SECTION. THE STANDARDS THEMSELVES DEAL WITH SEVEN AREAS OF CONCERN: (1) ESTABLISHMENT OF YOUTH SERVICE AGENCIES; (2) OBJECTIVES; (3) DECISION STRUCTURE; (4) ACCESS TO THE YOUTH SERVICE AGENCY; (5) THE SERVICE SYSTEM; (6) A MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT SYSTEM; AND (7) ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION. EACH STANDARD IS FOLLOWED BY A COMMENTARY WHICH EXPLAINS IT AND EXAMINES SOME OF THE PROBLEMS INVOLVED IN ITS IMPLEMENTATION. SOME OF THE MAJOR PROVISIONS DEAL WITH PARENTAL AND POLICE REFERRALS TO THE AGENCIES, THE JUVENILE'S RIGHT TO REFUSE DIVERSION, EVALUATION OF RESOURCES, SERVICES WHICH SHOULD BE AVAILABLE, LOCATION OF THE AGENCY, AND USE OF COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS. APPENDIXES CONTAIN ASSESSMENTS OF EXISTING YOUTH SERVICE PROGRAMS IN THE UNITED STATES AND SCANDINAVIA. A BIBLIOGRAPHY IS PROVIDED. (VDA)
Index Term(s): Juvenile court diversion; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Juvenile justice system; Services; Standards; Youth Services Bureau
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