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Title: SOCIAL HISTORY MANUAL
Corporate Author: Youth Opportunities Upheld, Inc
United States of America
Editor(s): S L WHITEMAN; B L BOURN
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 80
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 YOUTH OPPORTUNITIES UPHELD (YOU), INC., PROGRAM MANUAL TRAINS VOLUNTEERS IN WORCESTER, MASS., TO GATHER SOCIAL HISTORY DATA ON COURT-INVOLVED CHILDREN FOR JUVENILE COURT JUDGES AND PROBATION OFFICERS.
Abstract: 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 OPPORTUNITIES FOR TROUBLED YOUTHS TO UNDERSTAND THEIR PROBLEMS AND METHODS TO RESOLVE THEM. SOCIAL HISTORY VOLUNTEERS GATHER INFORMATION AND PROVIDE WRITTEN STUDIES ON CHILDREN INVOLVED IN THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM AND THEIR FAMILIES. VOLUNTEER TRAINING IS ACCOMPLISHED IN FOUR PHASES. IN THE FIRST ORIENTATION PHASE, EMPHASIS IS PLACED ON GROUP-CENTERED ACTIVITIES, INCLUDING INTRODUCTIONS, DISCUSSIONS, AND GROUP EXERCISES. IN THE SECOND PHASE, THE VOLUNTEERS ARE TRAINED TO DEAL WITH POTENTIAL PROBLEMS THAT MAY BE ENCOUNTERED IN THE COURSE OF RESEARCHING AND WRITING SOCIAL HISTORY REPORTS; THIS PART OF THE TRAINING INVOLVES ROLE-PLAYING, MOCK SOCIAL HISTORIES CARRIED OUT BY VOLUNTEERS, AND GROUP DISCUSSION. THE THIRD PHASE REQUIRES THAT THE VOLUNTEER WRITE A MOCK SOCIAL HISTORY, WHILE THE FINAL PHASE IS ON-THE-JOB-TRAINING. A CASE STUDY IS INCLUDED. BACKGROUND INFORMATION IS PROVIDED ON THE JUVENILE COURT STAFF, THE STATE JUDICIARY, AND THE WORCESTER JUVENILE COURT IN TERMS OF ITS HISTORY, PROCEDURES, AND INTAKE AND DISPOSITIONAL ALTERNATIVES. A SOCIAL HISTORY INTERVIEW OUTLINE AND ASSORTED FORMS ARE APPENDED. A GLOSSARY AND BIBLIOGRAPHY ARE INCLUDED.
Index Term(s): Data collections; Juvenile justice system; Massachusetts; Pretrial procedures; Volunteer training; Volunteers
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