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NCJ Number: 92092 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Voluntary Organisations and Intermediate Treatment
Author(s): P Hope
Corporate Author: National Council for Voluntary Organizations
United Kingdom
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 31
Sponsoring Agency: National Council for Voluntary Organizations
London, WC1B 3HU, United Kingdom
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: Local Councils for Voluntary Service are a means of promoting and developing intermediate treatment for juvenile delinquency and for youths who are at risk in Great Britain.
Abstract: These councils represent a community approach to juvenile delinquency which seems appropriate to both the current problems of young people in trouble and to fostering the possible involvement of the voluntary sector. Intermediate treatment has three main areas of work: direct work with young people who are in trouble or at risk, negotiations to improve community features which contribute to juvenile delinquency, and monitoring of the juvenile justice system to ensure that it is working in the best interests of young people. Three local voluntary programs for intermediate treatment have been established using an interagency model in which the program operates in the voluntary sector and which has representatives of all the major statutory agencies concerned with juvenile delinquency on its management committee. Voluntary programs like these have advantages with respect to the resources they can attract, the wide variety of services they can offer, and their ability to effect the coordination of the efforts of the statutory agencies. To promote the development of more such programs, funding is needed for personnel to undertake the initial development work. Efforts should be made to develop public knowledge about intermediate treatment and meetings between voluntary and statutory organizations to plan programs for the provision of intermediate treatment. Appendixes give background information; 19 references are supplied.
Index Term(s): Community-based corrections (juvenile); Great Britain/United Kingdom; Interagency cooperation; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Volunteer programs
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