ERIC Number: ED047046
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Detroit's Youth Service Corps.
Neighborhood Service Organization, Detroit, MI.; Detroit Police Dept., MI.
The goals of the Youth Service Corps (YSC) are: to offer poor youth the opportunity to earn money through police-related employment; to improve the police-community relationship, especially between black youth and the Police Department; to interest youth from minority groups in police careers and other governmental positions; to encourage such youth to remain in school; and to contribute toward the reduction of juvenile crime. The in-school Youth Service Corps enrollment during the Winter-Spring Program 1968-69 included 134 boys between 14 and 18 years. Although corpsmen lived in the police precincts with high rates of juvenile crime, the number of recorded contacts for violations during the YSC enrollment is extremely low. It is recommended that, in the 14 to 16 age groups, the program should continue in the accepted and effective summer "out-of-school" operation. The winter "in-school" operation should be closely directed and should include several work experiences, as well as a regular schedule of training meetings and social activities under a guided self-government organization. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Neighborhood Service Organization, Detroit, MI.; Detroit Police Dept., MI.
Identifiers: Michigan; Youth Service Corps MI