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NCJ Number: 50142 Find in a Library
Title: PUBLIC RESPONSIBILITY FOR CORRECTIONS PROGRAMS (FROM JUVENILE JUSTICE - THE HUMAN DIMENSION - HIGHLIGHTS OF THE PROCEEDINGS, 1978, BY LADY BROWN AND JUNE BERRY - SEE NCJ-50131)
Author(s): R JACKSON
Corporate Author: Junior League of Lubbock, Inc
United States of America

Texas Cmtte for the Humanities and Public Policy
United States of America

National Endowment for the Humanities
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: Junior League of Lubbock, Inc
Lubbock, TX 79412
National Endowment for the Humanities

Texas Cmtte for the Humanities and Public Policy
TX
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE FAILURE OF JUVENILE CORRECTIONS TO REHABILITATE YOUTHFUL OFFENDERS IS NOTED, AND COMMUNITIES ARE URGED TO PARTICIPATE IN DEVELOPING DIVERSIONARY ALTERNATIVES ESPECIALLY FOR STATUS OFFENDERS.
Abstract: IN TEXAS, PROBLEM CHILDREN USUALLY ARE SENT TO THE STATE ORPHAN'S HOME FOR REHABILITATION. ONLY 17 PERCENT OF THIS POPULATION IS INSTITUTIONALIZED DUE TO SERIOUS CRIME, BUT MANY WILL BECOME CRIMINALS AFTER ENTERING THE SYSTEM. COMMUNITIES MUST DEVELOP ALTERNATIVES TO HANDLE THESE CHILDREN. SCHOOLS ARE URGED TO BE MORE SYMPATHETIC TO THE NEEDS OF SINGLE PARENT CHILDREN. ALTERNATIVES SUGGESTED FOR STATUS OFFENDERS INCLUDE SMALL GROUP HOMES SIMULATING FAMILY UNITS, DAY CARE PROGRAMS ENABLING THE CHILD TO STAY AT HOME AND ATTEND SCHOOL UNDER SUPERVISION, AND HALFWAY HOUSES. PROPERLY TRAINED POLICE SHOULD DIVERT RATHER THAN ARREST A CHILD WHEN POSSIBLE, AND ALTERNATIVES SUCH AS RESTITUTION SHOULD REPLACE DETENTION. THE SOONEST POSSIBLE INTERVENTION WITH A JUVENILE'S PROBLEM IS RECOMMENDED. (DAG)
Index Term(s): Juvenile Corrections/Detention; Juvenile court diversion; Juvenile rehabilitation; Juvenile status offenders; Texas
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