ERIC Number: ED206948
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr-13
Reference Count: 0
A Model for a Deinstitutionalization Program for Youthful Offenders.
Ryan, T. A.
This model of a deinstitutionalization program begins with a definition of juvenile delinquency and historical antecedents of current juvenile justice approaches. The extent of juvenile delinquency is noted, and the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act is reviewed. The deinstitutionalization model is presented as a residential program for dependent youth, 13 to 15 years of age, who demonstrate the ability to function successfully in traditional foster home settings. The rationale for the model, needs assessment methods, product and process goals, performance objectives, and alternative methods for achieving product goals are described. The implementation plan is reviewed, focusing on public relations, legislation, implementation schedules, advisory committees, community participation, budgeting, staff recruitment and training, and facilities. The formative self-evaluation procedure is also described in the systems approach to planning, implementation, and evaluation. (NRB)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Deinstitutionalization (of Delinquents)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (65th, Los Angeles, CA, April 13-17, 1981).