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NCJ Number: 51524 Find in a Library
Title: INSTITUTIONAL TREATMENT AND DIVERSION (FROM UNAFEI RESOURCE MATERIAL SERIES NO 14, 1978, SEE NCJ-51514)
Author(s): R J D CUADERNO
Corporate Author: United Nations Asia and Far East Institute for the Prevention of Crime and Treatment of Offenders
Japan
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 5
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
United Nations Asia and Far East Institute for the Prevention of Crime and Treatment of Offenders
Tokyo, Japan
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: Japan
Annotation: THE NATURE AND EFFECTIVENESS OF DIVERSION AND INSTITUTIONAL TREATMENT PROGRAMS FOR YOUTHFUL OFFENDERS ARE DISCUSSED FOR THE PHILIPPINES, JAPAN, ECUADOR, AND ETHIOPIA.
Abstract: THIS REPORT SUMMARIZES PAPERS PRESENTED BY REPRESENTATIVES OF VARIOUS COUNTRIES IN A WORKSHOP ON INSTITUTIONAL TREATMENT AND DIVERSION FOR JUVENILE OFFENDERS. THE REPRESENTATIVE FROM THE PHILIPPINES DISCUSSED POLICE DIVERSION AND ADVOCATED THE SETTING OF CRITERIA FOR DETERMINING WHETHER TO RELEASE JUVENILE SUSPECTS TO PARENTS OR REFER THEM TO SOCIAL WELFARE AGENCIES. THE TREATMENT OF A PARTICULAR CLASS OF INMATES IS DISCUSSED IN THE PRESENTATION BY A REPRESENTATIVE FROM JAPAN. THE CATEGORY OF PRISONER DISCUSSED IS CHARACTERIZED BY AGGRESSIVENESS, VIOLENCE, IMPULSIVENESS, GANG ORIENTATION, AND REBELLIOUSNESS AGAINST OFFICIAL RULES. HE ALSO LACKS PERSEVERANCE IN WORK AND THE FULFILLMENT OF A LIFE PLAN. SPECIAL EMPHASIS IS GIVEN TO VOCATIONAL TRAINING AND SOCIAL ADJUSTMENT IN THE TREATMENT OF SUCH OFFENDERS. A SECOND JAPANESE REPRESENTATIVE EXPLAINED THE PURPOSES OF THE PREPAROLE SERVICE IN HIS COUNTRY. UNDER THIS PROGRAM, A PAROLE OFFICER VISITS AN INMATE AS SOON AS HE BECOMES LEGALLY ELIGIBLE FOR PAROLE. THIS ALLOWS FOR FULL USE OF THE TIME AVAILABLE BEFORE POSSIBLE RELEASE TO GATHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE INMATE THAT WILL HELP DEVELOP A SHORT-TERM PROGRAM TO AID IN COMMUNITY ADJUSTMENT UPON RELEASE. ANOTHER REPRESENTATIVE FROM JAPAN CONSIDERED SOME OF THE PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH THE OPERATION OF A 'CLASSIFICATION HOME' FOR JUVENILES, WHERE JUVENILES ARE DETAINED WHILE INFORMATION TO DIAGNOSE NEEDS AND PROBLEMS IS GATHERED. PROBLEMS HAMPERING THE TREATMENT OF JUVENILE OFFENDERS IN ECUADOR AND SOCIOECONOMIC CONDITIONS CONTRIBUTING TO JUVENILE DELINQUENCY IN THAT COUNTRY ARE DISCUSSED. THE ETHIOPIAN REPRESENTATIVE SPOKE ON PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH INSTITUTIONALIZATION IN HIS COUNTRY. (RCB)
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Correctional institutions (juvenile); Corrections policies; Domestic relations; Ecuador; Ethiopia; Japan; Juvenile court diversion; Juvenile rehabilitation; Philippines
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