ERIC Number: ED339925
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Kids in Trouble. Coordinating Social and Correctional Service Systems for Youth.
National Governors' Association, Washington, DC. Center for Policy Research.
This report is based on a review of literature, statistical data, and a range of community-based programs for juvenile offenders, studied during the past 5 years by the National Governors' Association. The report provides an overview of innovative approaches to program design and coordination of services for delinquent youth. It describes several types of exemplary programs that could be adapted in other communities to meet the diverse needs of juvenile offenders. The five programs described in the report suggest that the coordination of child welfare, education, mental health, and vocational programs can enhance the effectiveness of programs for juveniles. The report identifies some of the barriers to change and some strategies states and localities may want to consider to bring about change. In addition, appendixes provide a statistical picture of the juvenile justice system and the youth it serves, information about some additional programs not described in the case studies, an overview of the history of juvenile justice, a 16-item annotated bibliography on interdisciplinary literature, and a list of 123 references. The following programs are described in the case studies: the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services Statewide Model of Community-Based Alternatives; the Kenosha County (Wisconsin) Department of Social Services County-Based Public-Private Partnership; Adelphoi Village in Pennsylvania, a Child Care Approach to Service Delivery; the Tri-County Mentor/Monitor Program of Specialized Foster Care in Oregon; and a Community Intensive Day Treatment Model for Youth in six counties of Alabama. (KC)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Change Agents, Correctional Education, Delinquency, Delinquency Causes, Delinquency Prevention, Delinquent Rehabilitation, Foster Care, Group Homes, Juvenile Justice, Models, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Secondary Education, Youth Problems
National Governors' Association, 444 North Capitol Street, Washington, DC 20001-1572.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pew Charitable Trusts, Philadelphia, PA.
Authoring Institution: National Governors' Association, Washington, DC. Center for Policy Research.
Identifiers: Alabama; Massachusetts; Oregon; Pennsylvania; Wisconsin (Kenosha)