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ERIC Number: ED001541
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Apr-8
Pages: 11
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STATEMENT ON S. 1566, THE JUVENILE DELINQUENCY AND YOUTH OFFENCES CONTROL ACT OF 1961.
BECK, BERTRAM M.
MFY'S EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SPOKE IN FAVOR OF EXTENDING THE 1961 ACT. MYF RECEIVED FUNDS UNDER THIS ACT AND THE DIRECTOR REPORTED THE PROGRESS IT HAD MADE. ONE ASPECT OF THE PROJECT'S ATTACK ON JUVENILE DELINQUENCY IS THE OPERATION OF A WORK-TRAINING PROGRAM FOR POTENTIAL DROPOUTS. WORK DONE BY THESE GROUPS PROVES THE FEASIBILITY OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD YOUTH CORPS. A NUMBER OF DROPOUTS HAVE BEEN EMPLOYED AS TEACHER HELPERS FOR ELEMENTARY GRADES. WORK-STUDY PROGRAMS IN THE SCHOOLS HAVE AIDED IN PREVENTING DROPOUTS AND IN ENCOURAGING THE RETURN OF STUDENTS WHO HAVE DROPPED OUT. PROGRAMS HAVE BEEN INITIATED WHICH ENCOURAGE THE HELPED TO BECOME THE HELPERS. MORE SUCCESSFUL STUDENTS ARE EMPLOYED AS TUTORS. LOW-INCOME, NONPROFESSIONAL WORKERS SERVE AS VISITING HOMEMAKERS, WORK FOREMAN, CASE AIDES, GROUP LEADERS, OR COMMUNITY ORGANIZERS. MFY WORKS WITH YOUTH RECENTLY RELEASED FROM INSTITUTIONS TO HELP THEM ADJUST TO COMMUNITY LIFE. THE PROGRAM ALSO INCLUDES RESEARCH AND OTHER ACTION PROGRAMS. THE PROGRAM ATTEMPTS TO PULL TOGETHER ALL COMMUNITY RESOURCES IN THE INTEREST OF THE DELINQUENT RATHER THAN TO EMPLOY THE MORE CONVENTIONAL ONE-TO-ONE METHOD.
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Authoring Institution: Mobilization for Youth, Inc., New York, NY.
Identifiers: Juvenile Delinquency Youth Offenses Control Act; New York (New York)