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NCJ Number: 67046 Find in a Library
Title: DOCUMENTATION OF THE COUNTRY ROADS RUNAWAY PROGRAM
Corporate Author: Washington Cty
Youth Service Bureau
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 140
Sponsoring Agency: Vermont Youth Development Bureau
VT
Washington Cty
Montpelier, VT 05602
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS REPORT DESCRIBES THE COUNTY ROADS RUNAWAY PROGRAM OF THE WASHINGTON COUNTY YOUTH SERVICE BUREAU WHICH IS LOCATED IN MONTPELIER, VERMONT.
Abstract: THE PROGRAM WAS INITIATED IN 1976 WITH FUNDS APPROPRIATED BY THE U.S. CONGRESS FOR THE RUNAWAY YOUTH ACT. IT PROVIDES CRISIS CARE FOR YOUTHS THROUGH TEMPORARY SHELTERS, ASSISTANCE IN MEETING EMERGENCY MEDICAL OR LIVING EXPENSES, LIFE SKILLS TRAINING, PRE-EMPLOYMENT TRAINING, PROGRAM-SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT, TUTORING, PROFESSIONAL AND PEER COUNSELING, RECREATION, REFERRAL, AND ADVOCACY IN DEALING WITH STATE AND LOCAL AGENCIES OR WITH PARENTS. ALTHOUGH THE PROGRAM IS SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED FOR RUNAWAY AND HOMELESS YOUTHS BETWEEN THE AGES OF 13 AND 19, IT ALSO SERVES POTENTIAL RUNAWAYS; YOUTH WHO ARE ECONOMICALLY, EMOTIONALLY, OR SOCIALLY DISADVANTAGED; AND PARENTS OF SUCH YOUTHS. PROGRAM GOVERNANCE, ORGANIZATION, STAFF, FUNDING, SERVICES, INTAKE, CASE MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES, STATISTICS, AND EFFECTIVENESS ARE DESCRIBED IN INDIVIDUAL SECTIONS. APPENDIXES INCLUDE THE TEXT OF THE RUNAWAY YOUTH ACT, VERMONT'S FOSTER HOME STANDARDS, AND COPIES OF FORMS USED IN THE PROGRAM. ORGANIZATIONAL AND FLOW CHARTS ARE INCLUDED.
Index Term(s): Crisis intervention; Crisis shelters; Diversion programs; Juvenile shelter care; Runaway Youth Act of 1974; Runaways; Status offender diversion; Vermont; Youth advocacy organizations; Youth advocates
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