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NCJ Number: 83353 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Volunteers in Juvenile Diversion, Probation, Detention, Institutions and Alternatives - Teaching Module Booklet, Number 7
Author(s): V Fox; G L Howard; G Misner; M Penn; E L V Shelley; K J Leenhouts; V I Snyder
Corporate Author: National Council on Crime and Delinquency
United States of America
Date Published: 1981
Page Count: 61
Sponsoring Agency: Ford Motor Co
Dearborn, MI 48121
National Council on Crime and Delinquency
Royal Oaks, MI 48067
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Public Welfare Foundation
Washington, DC 20009-4443
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Battle Creek, MI 49017-4012
Grant Number: 79-DF-AX-0132
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

National Council on Crime and Delinquency
200 Washington Square Plaza
Royal Oaks, MI 48067
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Training (Handbook/Manual)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This seventh volume in a 12-volume series devoted to juvenile and criminal justice volunteerism focuses on the use of volunteers in juvenile probation and on prerequisite knowledge.
Abstract: The volunteer working in the juvenile justice system must acquire basic knowledge in several areas to be effective. An essential knowledge base includes the scope of the delinquency problem; juvenile court law, process, and procedures; understanding of the particular setting, e.g., probation; possible causative factors; and societal reaction to delinquency. Statistics reveal that despite vast expenditures, delinquency and youth crime continue. Causative factors include negative effects of urbanization, family stress, and lack of preparation for parenthood. Often, the requirements of the legal system order intervention when it is too late. In recognition of the unique problems of youths, the juvenile court provides a wide range of services that the volunteer should understand. These services include, adoption, termination of parental rights, and guardianships. Volunteers in juvenile probation serve as probation officers, diagnostic service workers, teachers, and court interviewers. Three programs which have successfully used volunteers in helping juveniles include the Boulder, Colo., program; the Partners program of Denver, Colo., and the Expeditions of North America program. Two tables, learning exercises, and 18 references are provided. For other volumes in this series, see NCJ 83347-52, 83354-57, and 62914.
Index Term(s): Course materials; Curriculum; Juvenile court diversion; Juvenile justice system; Volunteer programs; Volunteer training; Volunteers
Note: One of twelve teaching module booklets on juvenile and criminal justice volunteerism
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