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ERIC Number: ED012650
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963-Sep
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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DEVELOPMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE COMMUNITY PROGRAMS FOR TREATMENT AND REHABILITATION OF DELINQUENTS IN RURAL AREAS.
ANDERSON, DONALD T.
EFFECTIVE REHABILITATION AND TREATMENT PROGRAMS FOR DELINQUENTS REQUIRE CLOSE WORKING RELATIONSHIPS AMONG LOCAL, COUNTY, AND STATE AGENCIES. THE JUVENILE COURT IS THE KEY AGENCY BUT HAS BEEN INEFFECTIVE BECAUSE OF LACK OF SUFFICIENT AND SKILLED SOCIAL WORKERS. THE SERVICES OF PROFESSIONALLY STAFFED SOCIAL AGENCIES ARE PARTICULARLY LACKING IN RURAL AREAS. VOLUNTARY CLUBS AND GROUPS HAVE BEEN CONCERNED WITH PREVENTIVE PROGRAMS INVOLVING RECREATION MEETINGS, CONFERENCES, AND COMPETITION, BUT THEY HAVE NOT REACHED THE YOUTH WHO NEED THIS HELP. SUCH ORGANIZATIONS NEED TO PRESENT PROGRAMS THAT WILL INTEREST THE MALADJUSTED YOUTH. THESE SAME CLUBS COULD ALSO FURNISH VOLUNTEER PROBATION OFFICERS WHO WOULD EVIDENCE A SINCERE PERSONAL INTEREST. AUXILIARY SERVICES ARE ALSO NEEDED IN THE FORM OF DETENTION HOMES, PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES, RESIDENTIAL HOMES FOR THE MENTALLY HANDICAPPED DELINQUENT, FOSTER HOMES, GROUP CENTERS, AND AN EFFECTIVE PAROLE SYSTEM. SUGGESTIONS FOR IMPLEMENTATION INCLUDE A NEED FOR AVAILABLE FACTS, BY STARTING WITH THE LOCAL COMMUNITY, DETERMINING INTEREST, DECIDING WHO SHOULD BE INVOLVED, AND FORMULATING A COMMON GOAL. A COORDINATING COUNCIL INVOLVING ALL AGENCIES SHOULD BE ESTABLISHED WITH THE PURPOSE OF DETERMINING PRIORITIES. THE REPORT CONCLUDES THAT CHANGES CAN BE ACCOMPLISHED IF ALL THE ELEMENTS OF COOPERATIVE ACTION ARE PRESENT. THIS PAPER WAS PREPARED FOR PRESENTATION AT THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PROBLEMS OF RURAL YOUTH IN A CHANGING ENVIRONMENT (SEPTEMBER 1963). (JS)
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Authoring Institution: National Committee for Children and Youth, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA