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NCJ Number: 65132 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: PREVENTION OF DELINQUENCY THROUGH ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: US Dept of Justice
Law Enforcement Assistance Admin
National Institute for Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 127
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
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: AN OFFICE OF JUVENILE JUSTICE AND DELINQUENCY PREVENTION (OJJDP) PROGRAM AIMS TO PREVENT DELINQUENCY THROUGH THE DEVELOPMENT OF PROJECTS DESIGNED TO KEEP STUDENTS IN SCHOOLS.
Abstract: THE PROGRAM, ONCE IMPLEMENTED, SHOULD PREVENT UNWARRANTED AND ARBITRARY SUSPENSIONS AND EXPULSIONS, DROPOUTS, PUSHOUTS, AND TRUANCY, AND PREPARE STUDENTS FOR EMPLOYMENT OR SUCCESSFUL PARTICIPATION IN POSTSECONDARY TRAINING OR EDUCATION. THIS IS TO BE ACHIEVED BY UPGRADING THE QUALITY OF EXISTING ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION PROGRAMS AND BY IMPROVING CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT, STAFF TRAINING, YOUTH AND PARENT PARTICIPATION, AND ADMINISTRATIVE POLICIES AND PRACTICES OF SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS. THE PROGRAM TARGETS ARE SCHOOLS WITH YOUTH IN GRADES 6 THROUGH 12 IN COMMUNITIES WITH HIGH RATES OF CRIME, DELINQUENCY, DROPOUTS, AND YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT. APPLICATIONS ARE INVITED FOR ACTION PROJECTS WHICH INFLUENCE THE SCHOOL CLIMATE, ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE, AND EDUCATIONAL PROCESS. ALTERNATIVE EDUCATIONAL OPTIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED WHICH INCREASE THE OPPORTUNITY FOR COGNITIVE, AFFECTIVE, AND PRACTICAL LEARNING. DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS FOR PROPOSAL SUBMISSION ARE INCLUDED. AMONG THE APPENDIXES IS A BACKGROUND PAPER ON THE PREVENTION OF DELINQUENCY THROUGH ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION THAT DISCUSSES THE SCHOOL AS A SOURCE OF ACADEMIC FAILURE, DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR, AND DELINQUENCY, AND WHICH ANALYZES ALTERNATIVES. RECOMMENDED IMPROVEMENTS IN THE SCHOOL SITUATION INCLUDE INDIVIDUALIZED INSTRUCTION WITH A CONTINGENT REWARD SYSTEM, A SMALL STUDENT POPULATION, A LOW STUDENT-ADULT RATIO, CARING AND COMPETENT TEACHERS, AND STUDENT AND PARENT INVOLVEMENT IN SCHOOL DECISIONMAKING. SUPPLEMENTAL SOCIAL SERVICES, VOCATIONAL ORIENTATION, AND PEER COUNSELING ARE ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS. STUDENT SELECTION, PROGRAM, AND EVALUATION EXAMPLES ARE GIVEN. IN ADDITION, THE APPENDIXES CONTAIN THE FOLLOWING: ADDRESSES OF STATE PLANNING AGENCIES; A DIRECTORY OF STATE CLEARINGHOUSES; COMMENTS RECEIVED REGARDING THE PREVENTION OF DELINQUENCY THROUGH ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION INITIATIVE AND LEAA'S RESPONSE; FEDERAL ASSISTANCE APPLICATION FORM 424; PREPARATION AND SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS; SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR NONCONSTRUCTION GRANT APPLICATIONS; AND INTENT TO SUBMIT APPLICATION.
Index Term(s): Alternative schools; Educators; Experimental education; High school education; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP); Public schools; Students; Truancy; Vocational training
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