ERIC Number: ED223756
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Guide for Delinquency Prevention Programs Based in School Activities: A Working Paper.
Johnson, Grant; And Others
This paper is intended to help program developers to initiate or refine school-based, self-contained delinquency prevention programs. These programs are limited, short-term efforts to minimize delinquent behavior among youth by creating school situations in which the factors that contribute to delinquent behavior are reduced. Designed as an accompanying document to a monograph that reviews theory, research, principles, strategies, and options concerning delinquency prevention, the paper describes desirable program features and suggests activities through which those strategies and principles can be applied. Following an introductory section, chapter 2 presents an overview of self-contained delinquency prevention programs and their benefits; compares such programs with larger scale efforts for selective organizational change; and explains why the focus is on schools. Chapter 3 describes program features in detail, and refers to the principles and strategies upon which they are based. The features discussed include content and activities, participants, program routine, setting, and evaluation. Finally, chapter 4 explains how the principles and strategies apply to tasks and activities in a sequence of implementation steps, and contains recommendations for initially assessing prospects for a program, obtaining support, and developing a plan of action. (Author/MJL)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Curriculum Development, Delinquency, Delinquency Prevention, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Organizational Change, Program Content, Program Development, Program Implementation, School Activities, School Policy, Social Influences, Theories, Youth Programs
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquent Prevention (Dept. of Justice), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Westinghouse National Issues Center, Columbia, MD..
Note: For related document, see UD 022 589.