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NCJ Number: 68351 Find in a Library
Title: CHARACTERISTICS OF COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS THAT DEVELOP POSITIVE TIES WITH JUVENILE MISDEMEANANTS - IMPLICATIONS FOR IMPLEMENTING AND REPLICATING THE COMMUNITY ARBITRATION PROGRAM
Author(s): M MORASH
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 39
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
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 EVALUATION OF A COMMUNITY ARBITRATION PROGRAM IN ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, MD., IDENTIFIED CHARACTERISTICS OF THE YOUTHS AND ORGANIZATIONS INVOLVED IN THEIR REHABILITATION, AND FOUND THAT THE PROGRAM CAN BE REPLICATED.
Abstract: THE STUDY IDENTIFIED ORGANIZATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS TO WHICH THE MISDEMEANANT YOUTHS REFERRED AND QUALITIES OF REFERRED YOUTHS THAT WERE RELATED TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF YOUTH-ORGANIZATION TIES. ADDITIONALLY, IDENTIFICATION OF THE TYPES OF COMMUNITY GROUPS AND AGENCIES THAT WORK BEST WITH MISDEMEANANTS WOULD DETERMINE WHETHER THE COMMUNITY ARBITRATION PROGRAM COULD BE READILY REPLICATED AS A MODEL FOR INTERVENTION. SIX COUNSELING ORGANIZATIONS AND SIX WORK PLACEMENT AGENCIES WERE SURVEYED BY INTERVIEWING THE AGENCY DIRECTOR AND ON STAFF MEMBER. THE SURVEY FOUND THAT NONCONVENTIONAL COUNSELING AGENCIES AND WORKSITES EMPHASIZING WORK ACTIVITIES RATHER THAN BEHAVIORAL PROBLEMS OF CLIENTS IN A NONPUNITIVE ATMOSPHERE WERE THE MOST SUCCESSFUL. CLIENTS WERE DEFINED AS LIKELY CANDIDATES FOR REHABILITATION ONLY IF THEY WERE HIGHLY MOTIVATED, HAD PARENTAL SUPPORT, AND WERE COOPERATIVE. THE OVERALL CONCLUSION WAS THAT THE PROGRAM'S STRATEGY OF REFERRING NUISANCE OFFENDERS TO WORKSITES AS A FORM OF SOCIAL RESTITUTION, AND TO COUNSELING AGENCIES, IS REPLICABLE. CHARTS, TABLES, FOOTNOTES, AND 14 REFERENCES ARE PROVIDED. AN APPENDIX GIVES EXCERPTS FROM TAPED INTERVIEWS WITH COUNSELING AND WORK PLACEMENT AGENCIES.
Index Term(s): Arbitration; Community involvement; Juvenile arbitration programs; Juvenile court diversion; Juvenile treatment methods; Maryland; Neighborhood justice centers; Social service agencies
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