ERIC Number: ED073385
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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Delinquency Prevention Through Youth Development.
Youth Development and Delinquency Prevention Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.
This publication discusses an emerging strategy for preventing delinquency and helping the youth of the United States. It is based on a reassessment of present public policies for dealing with youthful deviance, and on the development of new linkages between an understanding of what causes such activities and what can be done about them. The strategy itself focuses on institutional reform, without overlooking the importance of direct work with individuals and families. Provision of services to help prevent delinquency as well as rehabilitation of youth already in trouble with the law are stressed. The study points up the legitimate role which youth have to play and the fact that institutions must change to help provide those roles. The strategy further states that whenever possible troubled youth should be diverted from the juvenile justice system and furnished aid through community-based programs. The publication summarizes principles that are offered as guides in establishing programs of youth development and delinquency prevention. (Author/SES)
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Authoring Institution: Youth Development and Delinquency Prevention Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.