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NCJ Number: NCJ 190986     Find in a Library
Title: Ho-Chunk Nation Community Service Program
  Document URL: PDF 
Corporate Author: Ho-Chunk Youth Services Program
United States of America
Date Published: 2001
Page Count: 2
  Series: NIJ Research Report
  Annotation: This is an evaluation of the Ho-Chunk Nation Community Service Program, Black River Falls, WI.
Abstract: The Community Service Program was proposed to address the growing number of Ho-Chunk youth involved in the court system. The Program was to provide culturally relevant intervention in the juvenile cases for the Black River Falls, Wisconsin Dells, and Wisconsin Rapids areas. The Ho-Chunk Nation Traditional Court was proposed to receive the juvenile cases, and culturally relevant dispositions would be decided. Community service hours would be given which would focus on the youth learning Ho-Chunk culture and/or the Ho-Chunk language. The program began with a grant of $50,000, which was applied to, among other things, payroll, travel, training, meetings, supplies, and stipends. Most of the initial year was spent making contacts and developing the program; a number of cases were taken informally. From January 1999 to February 2000 the Program received 48 referrals. Of the 48, 12 were repeat offenders. The paper concludes that the Community Service Program is a useful option in intervening in juvenile court cases. Although the program has made a positive impact, and will continue to do so, more options are needed. The paper suggests that an option or program that could intervene before a youth becomes involved in the court system would be very beneficial.
Main Term(s): Corrections
Index Term(s): Minorities ; Program evaluation ; Youthful offenders ; Juveniles ; Community involvement ; American Indians ; Crime prevention measures ; BJA grant-related documents ; Wisconsin
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 97-DD-BX-0081
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Ho-Chunk Youth Services Program
P.O. Box 40
Black River Falls, WI 54615
United States of America
Type: Program/Project Description
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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