skip navigation

Justinfo Subscribe to Stay Informed

Add your conference to our Justice Events calendar


NCJRS Abstract


Subscribe to Stay Informed
Want to be in the know? JUSTINFO is a biweekly e-newsletter containing information about new publications, events, training, funding opportunities, and Web-based resources available from the NCJRS Federal sponsors. Sign up to get JUSTINFO in your inbox.

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Library collection.
To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the NCJRS Abstracts Database.

How to Obtain Documents
NCJ Number: NCJ 083574   Add to Shopping cart   Find in a Library
Title: Standards Relating to Youth Service Agencies
  Document URL: PDF 
Author(s): J Areen
Corporate Author: Juvenile Justice Standards Project
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 144
  Annotation: These juvenile justice standards for youth service agencies (YSA's) cover the establishment of YSA's, objectives, decision structure, access to YSA's, the service system, monitoring and assessment, and organization and administration.
Abstract: As used in this volume, a YSA is a community-based agency that is independent of the formal juvenile justice system or traditional child welfare system and is designed to provide appropriate services to diverted and nondiverted youths and their families by direct services and the coordination of existing resources, as well as the development of new services. The standards presented are based largely on information collected during a field exploration of YSA's conducted for the Juvenile Justice Standards Project during the spring and summer of 1974. Eighteen agencies were observed in six States. The standard for establishing a YSA deals with enabling legislation, and the standard for objectives describes service provision, while the standard for the decision structure focuses on control. Standards for access to a YSA are concerned with self-referrals and outreach; parental referrals for noncriminal misbehavior; citizen, agency, and school referrals; police referrals; police diversion standards; police liaison; court referrals; court diversion guidelines; minority review; court review; legal consequences of diversion; confidentiality; and right to refuse diversion. Topics of the service system standard include voluntarism, initial planning sessions, refusal by the juvenile to participate, resource evaluation, service development, and service provision. Planning, location, access, staff, and volunteers are considered in the standards for organization and administration. Appended are an assessment of five YSA's and a description of youth service programs in Scandinavia. A bibliography of 173 listings is provided.
Index Term(s): Juvenile court diversion ; Youth Services Bureau ; Juvenile justice standards
Sponsoring Agency: American Bar Endowment
United States of America

Andrew W Mellon Foundation
United States of America

Vincent Astor Foundation
United States of America

Herman Goldman Foundation
United States of America

National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America

US Securities and Exchange Cmssn
Office of the Inspector General
United States of America

US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
United States of America
Grant Number: 76-JN-99-0018; 78-JN-AX-0002; 74-NI-99-0043; 75-NI-99-0101; 71-NI-99-0014;72-NI-99-0032
Sale Source: Ballinger Publishing Co
Harvard Square
17 Dunster Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States of America
Country: United States of America
Language: English
  To cite this abstract, use the following link:

* A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's web site is provided.