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Title: Employee Handbook and Operations Manual
Corporate Author: Ohio Youth Advocate Program, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1981
Page Count: 50
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Ohio Youth Advocate Program, Inc
Wapakoneta, OH 45895
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: This employee handbook and operations manual describes the advocacy model, policies, programs and services, and job descriptions and qualifications for personnel of the Ohio Youth Advocate Program (OYAP). OYAP uses community-based services as alternatives to juvenile incarceration.
Abstract: The services provided by OYAP are based on an advocacy model of one-to-one relationships between the youths and the advocates, concerned stable persons assigned to clients on the basis of mutual interests and compatibility. Programs are (1) home advocacy -working with a youth at his/her home; (2) foster home residential advocacy -working with youth in a foster home or residential facility; and (3) independent living -- working with a youth in a constructive environment with a view toward emancipation from an unsatisfactory situation. Additional services are special residential advocacy, which provides a short-term behavioral stabilization program for youth with special problems and emergency foster care. The appendix contains an organizational chart.
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Community-based corrections (juvenile); Correctional personnel; Interpersonal relations; Job analysis; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Juvenile foster homes; Ohio; Personnel administration; Procedure manuals; Youth advocacy organizations; Youth advocates
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