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NCJ Number: 73701 Find in a Library
Title: How to Play 'A Different Game' - A Guide to Accompany the Slide/Cassette Presentation
Author(s): B Stretch
Corporate Author: National Assembly of National Voluntary Health and Social Welfare Organizations, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 38
Sponsoring Agency: National Assembly of National Voluntary Health and Social Welfare Organizations, Inc
Washington, DC 20004
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Prepared to accompany audiovisual materials on programs developed by youth agencies and service organizations to serve status offenders, this guide provides background information on the National Juvenile Justice Program Collaboration (NJJPC) and suggestions for making the presentation effective.
Abstract: Public and private agencies working with youth can use these materials to increase awareness of the needs of status offenders and to develop services for this group. In the slides and synchronized tape cassette, status offenders, mothers, youth workers, volunteer leaders, coordinators, and a judge describe their involvement with community-based projects for status offenders. Funded by the LEAA, these highly successful projects were conducted in Arizona, Washington, California, South Carolina, and Connecticut. Besides a definition of the status offender problem and a review of the efforts of the NCJJPC, the guide offers specific suggestions on organizing for the slide-cassette presentation and covers the selection of appropriate audiences, goals for the meeting, and technical advice. Answers to classic objections to status offender services are discussed. Followup interviews of participants are recommended. The appendixes contain a glossary and lists of resource persons in State agencies, State advisory groups, and national organizations. Other materials available from the NJJCP and a transcript of the slide-tape presentation are included.
Index Term(s): Audiovisual aids; Community-based corrections (juvenile); Juvenile status offenders; Status offender diversion
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