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NCJ Number: 50466 Find in a Library
Title: LONG WAY THERE
Corporate Author: Bruce Elliott Malt Associates
United States of America
Project Director: B E MALT
Date Published: 1978
Sponsoring Agency: Bruce Elliott Malt Associates
Miami, FL 33124
Florida Dept of Health and Rehabilitative Services
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Sale Source: Bruce Elliott Malt Associates
P.O. Box 248986
Miami, FL 33124
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THREE MIAMI, FLORIDA, HALFWAY HOUSES FOR JUVENILE OFFENDERS ARE DESCRIBED IN THIS VIDEOTAPE PROGRAM.
Abstract: INTENDED FOR USE BY COMMUNITY INTEREST GROUPS, PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICERS, CORRECTIONAL WORKERS WHO DEAL WITH JUVENILES, AND PARENTS, THE PROGRAM FEATURES TALKS WITH STAFFS OF THE CENTERS, VOLUNTEER WORKERS, AND THE OFFENDERS. THE BASIC FUNCTIONS OF EACH TREATMENT PROGRAM ARE DISCUSSED, EXPLAINING HOW EACH HALFWAY HOUSE USES YOUTH COUNSELORS AND PEER GROUP COUNSELING TO HELP REHABILITATE THE CLIENTS. THE REHABILITATIVE EFFECTS OF THE CENTERS ARE DESCRIBED, SHOWING THAT THE COMMUNITY TREATMENT PROGRAMS HELP CHILDREN WHO HAVE BEEN IN TROUBLE WITH THE LAW. RESULTS OF STUDIES HAVE INDICATED THAT COMMUNITY-BASED CENTERS ARE MORE EFFECTIVE THAN INCARCERATING JUVENILES IN AN INSTITUTION, AND THEY HAVE ALSO PROVEN TO BE AN ASSET TO THE COMMUNITY. THE INTERVIEWS WITH THE OFFENDERS SHOW THAT THEY PREFER THIS FORM OF REHABILITATIVE TREATMENT TO THE TRADITIONAL TYPES OF INCARCERATION, AND THEY ALSO THINK THAT THE PROGRAMS ARE WORTHWHILE AND EFFECTIVE.
Index Term(s): Audiovisual aids; Community relations; Community-based corrections (juvenile); Halfway houses; Juvenile correctional facilities
Note: *This document is currently unavailable from NCJRS. 40 MINUTES, COLOR VIDEOCASSETTE, 1978 RENTAL AVAILABLE
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