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Title: NEW ENGLAND JUVENILE PROBATION OFFICER INSTITUTE
Corporate Author: National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
United States of America
Project Director: C T HOLT
Date Published: 1974
Page Count: 79
Sponsoring Agency: Massachusetts Cmtte on Criminal Justice
Boston, MA 02108
National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
Reno, NV 89507
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 73-ED-01-0016
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS FINAL EVALUATION REPORT ASSESSES THE NEW ENGLAND JUVENILE PROBATION OFFICER INSTITUTE WHICH WAS SPONSORED BY THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JUVENILE COURT JUDGES AND HELD IN EASTHAM, MASS., FROM MAY 16 TO 19, 1973.
Abstract: THE INSTITUTE WAS DESIGNED TO GIVE FROM 80 TO 95 NEW ENGLAND JUVENILE PROBATION OFFICERS TRAINING IN SOLVING PROBLEMS CREATED BY A RECENT DEEMPHASIS ON INSTITUTIONAL COMMITMENT OF ADJUDICATED DELINQUENTS, IN DECISIONMAKING, IN JUVENILE LAW, IN CLIENT RELATIONSHIPS, AND IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF NEW AND INNOVATIVE ALTERNATIVE TREATMENT PROGRAMS. PARTICIPANTS EVALUATED EACH DAY'S CURRICULUM AT THE END OF THE DAY, AND EACH MAJOR OR LECTURE OR GROUP PROJECT WAS EVALUATED SEPARATELY. IN ADDITION, PARTICIPANTS GAVE AN OVERALL EVALUATION OF THE INSTITUTE (N=40) THAT RESPONDED TO BOTH QUESTIONS ABOUT THE INSTITUTE AND ABOUT THE PROBATION OFFICER'S ROLE IN THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM. PROBLEMS INCLUDED THE LARGE NUMBER OF REGISTRANTS WHICH RESULTED IN FEELINGS OF ANONYMITY, THE FAMILIARITY OF LECTURE MATERIAL, AND THE LACK OF MATERIAL DEALING DIRECTLY WITH DEINSTITUTIONALIZATION. THE REPORT RECOMMENDS THE USE OF A LARGER FACILITY FOR FUTURE INSTITUTES; THE DESIGN OF A CURRICULUM TO INCLUDE MATERIALS RELEVANT TO SPECIFIC LOCAL PROBLEMS, SUCH AS GANG BEHAVIOR; THE INCLUSION OF SPECIFIC COURSES RELEVANT TO FEMALE PROBATION OFFICERS, AND THE APPOINTMENT OF EXPERIENCED INSTITUTE PERSONS AS GROUP LEADERS. TABULAR DATA ARE GIVEN, AND SIX APPENDIXES CONTAIN STUDY-RELATED MATERIALS.
Index Term(s): Evaluation; New England States; Probation or parole officers; Workshops and seminars
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