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NCJ Number: 49247 Find in a Library
Title: SURVEY OF COMMUNITY ALTERNATIVES TO THE INCARCERATION OF YOUTH - CORRECTIONS IN THE COMMUNITY
Author(s): J A JACOBSON
Date Published: 1973
Page Count: 304
Sponsoring Agency: UMI Dissertation Services
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1346
Sale Source: UMI Dissertation Services
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P.O. Box 1346
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United States of America
Type: Thesis/Dissertation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A SURVEY OF COMMUNITY-BASED CORRECTIONAL PROGRAMS FOR JUVENILE OFFENDERS (GROUP HOMES, FOSTER CARE, PROBATION, VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS, YOUTH SERVICE BUREAUS) IN 16 MIDWESTERN STATES IS DOCUMENTED.
Abstract: THE SURVEY BROUGHT 267 RESPONSES FROM CHIEF PROBATION OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS OF COURT SERVICE PERSONNEL IN THE MIDWEST--A SURVEY RESPONSE RATE OF 50.19 PERCENT. FINDINGS ARE PRESENTED RELATIVE TO PROGRAM OPERATIONS, CLIENTS, STAFFING, FINANCES, PURPOSES, AND PROBLEMS. SURVEY RESPONSES INDICATE A HIGH LEVEL OF INTEREST IN ALTERNATIVES TO INCARCERATION FOR YOUTHS. MANY RESPONDENTS EXPRESSED A NEED FOR COMMUNITY-BASED PROGRAMS FOR YOUTHS ADJUDICATED DELINQUENT. THE NEED WAS PARTICULARLY ACUTE WITH RESPECT TO GROUP HOMES AND FOSTER CARE HOMES. DIFFICULTIES IN RECRUITING COUPLES TO SERVE AS FOSTER OR GROUP HOME PARENTS WERE NOTED BY MANY RESPONDENTS. THE SURVEY ALSO REVEALS THAT MOST JURISDICTIONS OPERATE PROBATION PROGRAMS FOR JUVENILES AND THAT JURISDICTIONS WITHOUT SUCH PROGRAMS FEEL A NEED FOR THEM. THE MAJORITY OF THE JURISDICTIONS SURVEYED WERE NOT USING VOLUNTEER WORKERS, BUT MOST RESPONDENTS REPORTED A NEED FOR VOLUNTEERS. SIMILARLY, ALTHOUGH FEW YOUTH SERVICES BUREAUS WERE FOUND, MANY RESPONDENTS EXPRESSED A NEED FOR THE BUREAUS. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FURTHER STUDY ARE OFFERED. SUPPORTING DATA, THE SURVEY INSTRUMENT, AND A BIBLIOGRAPHY ARE INCLUDED.
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Community-based corrections (juvenile); Juvenile foster homes; Juvenile group houses; Mid-Western States; Probation; Surveys; Volunteer programs; Volunteers; Youth Services Bureau
Note: SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY - DOCTORAL DISSERTATION
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