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Title: North Carolina Division of Youth Services - Institutional Services - Annual Report, Fiscal Year 1978-1979 (From North Carolina Division of Youth Services - Serving North Carolina Children, 1979 - See NCJ-77433)
Corporate Author: North Carolina Division of Youth Services
Institution Services Section
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 64
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
North Carolina Division of Youth Services
Raleigh, NC 27603
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Activities, programs, services, and progress under North Carolina's Institutional Services Section of the Division of Youth Services are reported for fiscal year 1978-1979.
Abstract: A Training School Policy Manual was developed to ensure that the institutional policies of the division are clearly understood by each employee and implemented consistently throughout the training school system. A model mainstream treatment program for all institutions operated by the division was implemented. The program has been pilot-tested at the Juvenile Evaluation Center in Swannanoa and will be introduced at all other institutions by June 30, 1980. A training school needs assessment project provided the division with the first comprehensive profile of its client group. A standardized educational and psychological assessment program was established for all children entering the division's institutions, and a structured training school program monitoring process was implemented to ensure the consistent ongoing monitoring of all institutional program components. A 5-year program was initiated to achieve full accreditation for the division's educational program. An educational evaluation and planning process was begun to ensure that all exceptional children under the division receive appropriate services. The State-funded Detention Subsidy Program was expanded, and a Detention Task Force was formed to implement a statewide secure detention network. There was a reduction of the recidivism rate for children served by the division (from 29 percent in 1977 to 20 percent in 1979), and the number of youth who ran away from the institutions while being held for treatment was also reduced. Appended are the locations of juvenile detention facilities and a comparison of 1977-1978 and 1978-1979 training school populations. Tabular data are provided. (Author abstract modified)
Index Term(s): Budgets; Correctional institutions (juvenile); Diagnostic and reception processing; Inmate academic education; Inmate Programs; North Carolina
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