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NCJ Number: 50270 Find in a Library
Title: BERRIEN COUNTY (MI) COURT-SCHOOL SEMINAR PROJECT 1977-1978 FINAL REPORT - TWO YEAR PROJECT REVIEW - A SUGGESTED MODEL FOR FUTURE COURT-SCHOOL SEMINAR PROJECTS
Author(s): C J KEHOE; K JOYNER
Corporate Author: Berrien Cty Juvenile Court
Director of Court Services
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 59
Sponsoring Agency: Berrien Cty Juvenile Court
St Joseph, MI 49085
Sale Source: Berrien Cty Juvenile Court
Director of Court Services
Courthouse
St Joseph, MI 49085
United States of America
Type: Program Description (Model)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE COURT-SCHOOL SEMINAR PROJECT ATTEMPTED TO IMPROVE COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN SCHOOLS, SOCIAL SERVICE AGENCIES, POLICE, AND COURTS TO PREVENT AND TREAT JUVENILE DELINQUENCY AND REDUCE PROBLEM BEHAVIOR IN SCHOOLS.
Abstract: PROJECT PARTICIPANTS INCLUDED 36 STUDENTS FROM KINDERGARTEN TO THE 12TH GRADE, 2 LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS, AND 12 REPRESENTATIVES OF SOCIAL SERVICE AGENCIES. PARTICIPANTS COMPLETED BOTH PRETESTS AND POSTTESTS, SUBMITTED WRITTEN REPORTS DESCRIBING THE INSERVICE TRAINING SESSION CONDUCTED BY THE PARTICIPANT IN THE SCHOOL OR AGENCY, AND ATTENDED AT LEAST SIX OF EIGHT SEMINARS. SEMINARS COVERED SUCH TOPICS AS COMMUNICATIONS BUILDING, THE JUVENILE JUSTICE PROCESS, COMMUNITY AND EDUCATIONAL RESPONSIVENESS TO CHILDREN IN TROUBLE, STRATEGIES FOR WORKING WITH PROBLEMATIC YOUTH, SCHOLASTIC PERFORMANCE AND JUVENILE DELINQUENCY, AND JUVENILE SERVICES IN BERRIEN COUNTY, MICH. THE SECOND SECTION OF THE REPORT IS A 2-YEAR PROJECT REVIEW. THE FOLLOWUP SURVEY CONSISTED OF A MAILED INTERVIEW TO PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS. THE RESPONSES FROM 63 PERCENT OF THOSE CONTACTED GENERALLY WERE FAVORABLE. THE BERRIEN COUNTY EXPERIENCE SHOWED THAT WHEN MULTIAGENCY, INSERVICE TRAINING IS MADE AVAILABLE, SCHOOLS AND SOCIAL SERVICE AGENCIES WILL PARTICIPATE, THAT NEW METHODS AND TECHNIQUES CAN BE LEARNED THROUGH INSERVICE TRAINING, AND THAT SEMINARS OF THIS TYPE CAN IMPROVE CHANNELS OF COMMUNICATION BETWEEN SCHOOLS AND YOUTH SERVICE AGENCIES. A SUGGESTED MODEL FOR FUTURE COURT-SCHOOL SEMINAR PROJECTS IS PRESENTED. CONSIDERATION IS GIVEN TO NEEDS ASSESSMENT, ORGANIZATION OF A SEMINAR COMMITTEE, IDENTIFICATION OF FUNDING SOURCES, PREPARATION OF GRANT APPLICATIONS, BEGINNING A PROJECT, SEMINAR MAINTENANCE, AND CLOSING THE SEMINAR. NEWS MEDIA INVOLVEMENT IS ALSO DISCUSSED. THE APPENDIX CONTAINS THE SURVEY QUESTIONNAIRE. BIBLIOGRAPHICAL REFERENCES ARE PROVIDED. (DAG)
Index Term(s): Communications; Education; Interagency cooperation; Juvenile treatment methods; Michigan; Model programs; Program evaluation; Social workers; Students; Workshops and seminars
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