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NCJ Number: 94529 Find in a Library
Title: Community-Based Treatment of Juvenile and Female Offenders, Workshop 2, Summary Report of the Repporteur (From Resource Material Series Number 24, P 123-131, 1983 - See NCJ-94520)
Author(s): C S Har
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 9
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United Nations
Annotation: This workshop on the treatment of juvenile and female offenders through community-based corrections in Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, and Japan revealed the low priority given to budget allocation to correctional and rehabilitative services in these countries and the need to maximize the effective use of citizen volunteers.
Abstract: Workshop participants included three probation officers, a police officer, a psychologist, and officer in charge of volunteers, and a halfway house administrator. The group agreed the heavy workload of probation officers could be alleviated by individualized treatment, cooperation between corrections and the schools, a general agency-based approach as found in Singapore, and supervision by mail in the case of some short-term probation supervisions. Additional ways to decrease probation officers' workloads are use of marginal interviews and extensive use of volunteers. The use of volunteers is economical and promotes public awareness and understanding. Preventive measures and public education are essential. Paper topics covered everyday problems of probation officers, halfway houses, community probation service, evaluation of parole supervision, characteristics of female murderers in Japan, group work in probationary supervision, and group treatment of traffic offenders.
Index Term(s): Community-based corrections (juvenile); Female status offenders; Hong Kong; Japan; Juvenile offenders; Parole conditions; Probation conditions; Singapore; Thailand
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