ERIC Number: ED048445
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Project Crossroads--Phase 1. Final Report (January 15, 1968-May 15, 1969).
National Committee for Children and Youth, Washington, DC.
In this pilot program, pretrial manpower services are provided for first offenders in juvenile and adult courts in the District of Columbia. The project offers intensive services to selected youthful arrestees during a 90-day continuance of their trials. At the end of this period charges may be dropped, on the recommendation of the project staff. About 60 percent of the first 162 participants whose cases received judicial review had their charges dismissed because of satisfactory project participation. Project staff consists of Volunteers in Service to America and community volunteers for supportive services, as well as some ex-offenders. Job placement for youth has been the most serious problem in a city with little industry. The re-arrest rate for participants was 9 percent after the first year and a half of operation. The primary objective of the second phase is to provide an assessment of the impact of project services on participants, but will include continued exploration and improvements. (Author/BH)
Descriptors: Correctional Rehabilitation, Delinquent Rehabilitation, Employment Services, Job Placement, Labor Force Development, Out of School Youth, Pilot Projects, Prisoners, Recidivism
NCCY Project Crossroads, 527-6th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Special Manpower Programs.
Authoring Institution: National Committee for Children and Youth, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: District of Columbia