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NCJ Number: 74237 Find in a Library
Title: Bodo - Juvenile Justice System
Corporate Author: Correctional Service of Minnesota
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Sponsoring Agency: Correctional Service of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: Correctional Service of Minnesota
1427 Washington Avenue, South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
United States of America

Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Comments by a 16-year-old charged with truancy (Cricket) and her probation officer (Bodo) are interspersed with contemporary songs in this 20-minute cassette tape that takes an inside look at the juvenile justice system.
Abstract: The tape follows the impact of the juvenile justice system of Cricket beginning with her court hearing on a truancy charge at the age of 16 to her 18th birthday party which is attended by Bodo's judge at her hearing, her probation officer, and friends. Subjects covered by the tape include the progress and purpose of shelters for runaways, the attitudes and work of a probation officer, and the importance of evaluating peer groups that may encourage a young person to continue delinquent behavior. The tape emphasizes the importance of Bodo's friendship to Cricket who, at age 16, was heavily involved with drugs and was pregnant. With Bodo's help, Cricket successfully changes her life, including her old set of friends, and participates in work, junior college, group therapy, and a drug rehabilitative center. She continues her counseling sessions and tentatively plans to do counseling work with families.
Index Term(s): Audiovisual aids; Female juvenile delinquents; Probation conditions; Probation or parole officers
Note: *This document is currently unavailable from NCJRS. 20 minute cassette. Tape No. 2431 in a series.
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