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Title: VOLUNTEER PROBATION OFFICER MANUAL
Corporate Author: Youth Opportunities Upheld, Inc
United States of America
Editor(s): S L WHITEMAN; B L BOURN
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 102
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Youth Opportunities Upheld, Inc
Worcester, MA 01605
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

Youth Opportunities Upheld, Inc
75-A Grove Street
Worcester, MA 01605
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A TRAINING MANUAL IS PROVIDED FOR VOLUNTEER PROBATION OFFICERS IN MASSACHUSETTS' YOU, INCORPORATED, A PROGRAM DESIGNED TO PROVIDE CONSTRUCTIVE PROGRAMS TO REEDUCATE AND REDIRECT YOUNG OFFENDERS.
Abstract: YOUTH OPPORTUNITIES UPHELD (YOU), INC., WAS FORMED TO WORK WITH THE WORCESTER JUVENILE COURT AND OTHER PUBLIC AND PRIVATE AGENCIES AND INDIVIDUALS TO PLAN AND IMPLEMENT PROGRAMS TO PROVIDE YOUTH INVOLVED IN THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM WITH OPPORTUNITIES TO UNDERSTAND THEIR PROBLEMS AND METHODS CAPABLE OF RESOLVING THEM. VOLUNTEER PROBATION OFFICERS ARE UTILIZED TO PROVIDE FRIENDSHIP AND A POSITIVE ROLE MODEL FOR COURT-INVOLVED YOUTH. AFTER AN INITIAL SCREENING INTERVIEW, THE VOLUNTEER TRAINING PROGRAM CONTINUES IN TWO PHASES. IN THE FIRST PHASE, GROUP-CENTERED ACTIVITIES ARE EMPHASIZED THROUGH INTRODUCTIONS, DISCUSSIONS, AND GROUP EXERCISES. IN THE SECOND, THE VOLUNTEERS ARE TRAINED TO DEAL WITH POTENTIAL PROBLEMS THAT MAY BE ENCOUNTERED IN THE OFFICER-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP; ROLE PLAYING AND GROUP DISCUSSION ARE EMPHASIZED. THE ROLE OF VOLUNTEER PROBATION OFFICERS AND PROCEDURAL ISSUES RELATED TO THE PROGRAM ARE DISCUSSED, ALONG WITH CASE HISTORIES REGARDING PROBATION OFFICER INTERACTION WITH CLIENTS. INFORMATION IS ALSO PROVIDED ON THE JUVENILE COURT STAFF, THE STATE JUDICIAL SYSTEM, AND THE WORCESTER JUVENILE COURT IN TERMS OF ITS HISTORY, PROCEDURES, INTAKE, AND DISPOSITIONAL ALTERNATIVES (I.E., PROBATION AND DIVERSION). REPORT, REQUEST, AND INTERVIEW FORMS ARE APPENDED. A BIBLIOGRAPHY AND GLOSSARY ARE INCLUDED. (KBL)
Index Term(s): Juvenile justice system; Massachusetts; Probation or parole officers; Volunteer training; Volunteers
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