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NCJ Number: 51304 Find in a Library
Title: VOLUNTEER SERVICES
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Arthur D Little, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 29
Sponsoring Agency: Arthur D Little, Inc
Washington, DC 20006
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Contract Number: J-LEAA-013-77
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: GUIDELINES FOR USING VOLUNTEERS IN JUVENILE JUSTICE PROGRAMS ARE PRESENTED IN A REPORT PREPARED FOR THE OFFICE OF JUVENILE JUSTICE AND DELINQUENCY PREVENTION, LEAA.
Abstract: THE GUIDELINES COVER PROGRAM PLANNING, IMPLEMENTATION, ADMINISTRATION, AND FINANCING. A PHILOSOPHY TO GUIDE PLANNING IS SUGGESTED, AND STEPS IN THE PLANNING PROCESS--ANALYZING NEEDS, DETERMINING GOALS AND OBJECTIVES, DEVELOPING ALTERNATIVE STRATEGIES, DELINEATING PROGRAM COMPONENTS, PLANNING FOR PROGRAM EVALUATION--ARE OUTLINED. A DISCUSSION OF THE ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE OF THE VOLUNTEER PROGRAM INCLUDES SUGGESTIONS FOR AREAS OF STAFF ASSIGNMENT AND RESPONSIBILITY. ISSUES IN STAFF-VOLUNTEER RELATIONS AND IN THE DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY TO VOLUNTEERS WHO SUPERVISE JUVENILE PROBATIONERS ARE CONSIDERED. METHODS OF ORIENTING STAFF MEMBERS TO VOLUNTEERS ARE NOTED, AS ARE POINTS TO CONSIDER IN DEVELOPING A PUBLIC RELATIONS PROGRAM FOR VOLUNTEER SERVICES. POTENTIAL USES OF VOLUNTEERS IN THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM ARE LISTED. THE CHARACTERISTICS AND MOTIVATIONS OF VOLUNTEERS ARE IDENTIFIED, AND GUIDELINES FOR RECRUITING, SCREENING, AND TRAINING VOLUNTEERS ARE PRESENTED. OTHER GUIDELINES DEAL WITH ASSIGNING VOLUNTEERS TO JOBS AND WITH MATCHING VOLUNTEERS WITH YOUNG CLIENTS. LIABILITY OF THE STATE FOR VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES AND LIABILITY OF VOLUNTEERS FOR ACTS COMMITTED WHILE SERVING THE JUVENILE COURTS ARE ADDRESSED. THE REPORT CLOSES WITH A SECTION ON FINANCIAL PLANNING.
Index Term(s): Program financing; Program implementation; Program planning; Volunteer programs; Volunteer training
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