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ERIC Number: ED365900
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 6
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Dare To Be You: A Diversion Program for First Time Juvenile Offenders.
Vail, Ann; Nest, Judy
This document notes that community-based organizations such as the Cooperative Extension Service have joined the efforts to reduce juvenile delinquency through juvenile diversion programs. It then describes the "Dare to be You" program that was developed by the Colorado Cooperative Extension System. The six objectives of the program delineated in this report are to help adolescent participants: (1) improve their self-esteem and self-concept; (2) adopt techniques for managing their stress level and coping with peer pressure; (3) improve skills for communicating with family and friends; (4) improve reasoning and decision-making skills; (5) become more knowledgeable about the effects of self-destructive behavior on their lives and adopt alternative behaviors; and (6) accept responsibility for their own decisions and learn to make choices that have a positive impact on their lives. The implementation of the "Dare to be You" program with first-time juvenile offenders in Latah County, Idaho is described and the impact of the program since its initiation in 1991 is reviewed. The document concludes that the "Dare to be You" program shows great promise as a diversion program for first-time juvenile offenders that can keep vulnerable youth from entering the formal juvenile justice system. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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