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NCJ Number: 68912 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: SOUTH CAROLINA YOUTH BUREAU
Corporate Author: South Carolina Dept of Youth Services
Youth Bureau Division
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 63
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
South Carolina Dept of Youth Services
Columbia, SC 29221
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: THIS REPORT DESCRIBES THE PHILOSOPHY, DEVELOPMENT, PROGRAMS, AND RESULTS ACHIEVED BY SOUTH CAROLINA'S YOUTH BUREAU, ESTABLISHED AS PART OF THE JUVENILE CORRECTIONS DIVISION IN 1972.
Abstract: THE YOUTH BUREAU'S TASK IS TO DIVERT CHILDREN AND YOUTH FROM THE JUSTICE SYSTEM, FROM THE PREPETITION STAGE TO THE ADJUDICATION STAGE, WHILE HELPING JUVENILES COPE WITH THEIR PROBLEMS. THE YOUTH BUREAU PROVIDES FIELD SERVICE PROGRAMS WHICH COORDINATE SERVICES AMONG PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SERVICE AGENCIES, NEIGHBORHOOD YOUTH CENTERS, WHICH PROVIDES DIRECT SERVICES TO YOUTH AND FAMILIES, COMMUNITY RESIDENTIAL PROGRAMS FOR SHORT-TERM TREATMENT, A RUNAWAY SHELTER, AND CONTRACTUAL GROUP HOMES. IN ADDITION, REGIONAL ADVISORY COUNCILS HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED THROUGHOUT THE STATE. SPECIALIZED PROGRAMS INCLUDE A PRETRIAL INTERVENTION PROGRAM, A TRACKING PROGRAM FOR MULTIPROBLEM CHILDREN, AN ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL PROGRAM, A VOLUNTEER TUTORIAL PROGRAM, A STAY IN SCHOOL PROGRAM, TRUANCY INTERVENTION WORKSHOP, AND YOUTH EMPLOYMENT SERVICES. LEAA PROVIDED A $1.5 MILLION GRANT FOR THE DEINSTITUTIONALIZATION OF STATUS OFFENDERS. BY NOVEMBER 1977, THE MONTHLY TOTAL OF INSTITUTIONALIZED STATUS OFFENDERS IS EXPECTED TO DECLINE FROM 210 TO ZERO, AND YOUTH BUREAU SERVICES WILL BE AVAILABLE IN ALL THE STATE'S COUNTIES. YOUTH BUREAU ACCOMPLISHMENTS INCLUDE ESTABLISHING MANAGEMENT BY OBJECTIVES, STANDARDIZING PRESERVICE TRAINING OF STAFF, DEVELOPING LOCAL INTERAGENCY COUNCILS, AND ESTABLISHING FIELD SERVICE UNITS, GROUP HOMES, AND VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS. IN ADDITION, THE BUREAU HAS ESTABLISHED STANDARDS FOR RESIDENTIAL CARE FACILITIES AND HAS PROPOSED LEGISLATION TO MODERNIZE THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM. A LIST OF YOUTH BUREAU UNITS, AN ORGANIZATIONAL CHART, A HISTORY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF YOUTH SERVICES, FORMS, TABLES, AND A DESCRIPTION OF DATA COLLECTED ON CLIENTS ARE INCLUDED.
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Deinstitutionalization; Diversion programs; Juvenile court diversion; Juvenile delinquency prevention; South Carolina; Youth Services Bureau
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