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NCJ Number: 68881 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: SOPHIA LITTLE GROUP HOME - FINAL REPORT
Author(s): ANONYMOUS
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 32
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
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE SOPHIA LITTLE HOME, A PRIVATE RHODE ISLAND SOCIAL SERVICE AGENCY PROVIDING RESIDENTIAL CARE FOR ADOLESCENT GIRLS, HAS 6 TO 8 PLACEMENTS FOR DELINQUENT GIRLS WITH THE REST OF THE 22 BEDS USED TO GIVE CARE TO UNWED MOTHERS.
Abstract: THE HOME EMPHASIZES FOLLOWUP OF THE GIRLS AFTER THEY LEAVE AND HAS, GENERALLY, BEEN SUCCESSFUL IN EITHER RETURNING THE GIRLS TO THEIR PARENTS' HOMES OR IN FINDING THEM GOOD LIVING ARRANGEMENTS. BECAUSE THERE ARE SO FEW BEDS FOR DELINQUENT GIRLS IN RHODE ISLAND, THE HOME ALWAYS HAS A WAITING LIST. THIS EVALUATION DETAILS THE HOME'S INTAKE POLICY, DESCRIBES THE INDIVIDUALIZED ATTENTION BY A TRAINED SOCIAL WORKER, AND EXPLAINS PROCEDURES USED BY THE HOME TO PLACE THE GIRL IN AN APPROPRIATE COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM. BECAUSE OF THE EXTREMELY HIGH COST OF KEEPING A GIRL AT THE STATE TRAINING SCHOOL, WHICH IS OVER $25,000 PER YEAR, IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT MORE SUCH COMMUNITY GROUP HOMES BE ESTABLISHED. TABLES, CONTAINING DATA ON PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS OF RESIDENTS, LENGTH OF STAY, AND CURRENT STATUS AFTER LEAVING THE HOME AND FOOTNOTES ARE INCLUDED. THE HOME'S SCHEDULE, ITS GUIDELINES FOR RESIDENTS, AND ITS INTAKE QUESTIONNAIRE ARE APPENDED.
Index Term(s): Evaluation; Female juvenile delinquents; Juvenile group houses; Rhode Island; Sexual behavior
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