ERIC Number: ED073608
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Better Ways to Help Youth: Three Youth Services Systems.
Youth Development and Delinquency Prevention Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.
The booklet describes how three American communities (Orange County, California; San Antonio, Texas; and St. Joseph County, Indiana) are using grant assistance from the Youth Development and Delinquency Prevention Administration to implement Youth Services Systems, which are designed to divert youth from encounters with the juvenile justice system and to provide youth with whatever help they require. The Youth Services Bureau in Texas is said to focus on the problems of Mexican-American youth and to emphasize the use of existing service agencies to assist youth with problems. The Indiana Youth Advocacy program is described in terms of its adult and youth participants, including a doctoral candidate in counseling psychology, a young lawyer, and a student at the program's Street Academy. It is explained that the Community Services Project in California involved a small town with a large Mexican-American ancestry which was catapulted from an agricultural center to a community predominantly dependent upon the aerospace industry. Efforts of the Community Services Project are said to be reflected in the SMILE Project (Something Meaningful in Local Effort) which has established a community information referral service, has fostered cooperation among existing service agencies, and has helped to establish new projects when necessary. (GW)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Community Cooperation, Community Programs, Delinquency, Delinquency Prevention, Emotional Disturbances, Exceptional Child Services, Program Descriptions, Social Adjustment, Young Adults, Youth Problems
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock Number 1765-00004 $.55)
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Authoring Institution: Youth Development and Delinquency Prevention Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.