ERIC Number: ED053399
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Dec
Reference Count: 0
What Massachusetts Does about the Apprehended Juvenile Offender.
The report describes and discusses the legal procedures which Massachusetts employs in disposing of the cases of apprehended juvenile offenders, as well as the residential and community programs which normally deal with this group. The legal procedures and treatment programs are viewed as social responses to behavior socially defined as deviant. Delinquent behavior per se and its causes are not a major focus. Three sections comprise the report: (1) a description of the pattern of arrest and disposition of all juvenile offenders in Massachusetts in 1967, and a discussion of the roles played by the police and courts; (2) a description of the residential programs of the newly reorganized Department of Youth Services and a consideration of its role; and (3) a description of"community treatment" services, with special emphasis on the role of the probation officer. In addition, some discussion is devoted to innovative programs in other states and to proposals for preventive programs in Massachusetts. (TL)
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Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Committee on Children and Youth, Boston.