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NCJ Number: 69721 Find in a Library
Title: Call-a-Teen Program - Final Project Report, Fiscal Year 1973-1974
Corporate Author: Rhode Island Division on Youth
Dept of Community Affairs
United States of America
Date Published: 1974
Page Count: 40
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Rhode Island Division on Youth
Providence, RI 02903
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
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 is a report on the Call-A-Teen program in the State of Rhode Island (for 1973-74) which provides jobs for 14 and 15-year-old disadvantaged youths, as a crime prevention measure.
Abstract: The Call-A-Teen program of the Rhode Island State Division on Youth provided 7,949 jobs to 1,000 youths from crime-susceptible (low-income) communities. A total income of $184,070.30 during fiscal year 1973-1974 went directly to 1,000 enrollees. They were program generated part-time and odd jobs, requested by homeowners and businesses. The homeowner's satisfaction rate was 97.5 percent. In addition, jobs were provided to college students who administered and coordinated the program in 16 offices. The program also helped prevent crime by providing jobs to the youth group which has a 17 percent unemployment rate, (mainly, as a result of child labor laws), it helped the youngsters develop positive attitudes towards themselves and the adult world, and find a productive way to spend free time. However, the program failed to develop resources for children with behavioral problems. Description how the work was done, information on child labor laws, listings of Call-A-Teen offices, the program form, and standardized and financial forms are included.
Index Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention; Rhode Island; Youth employment
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