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ERIC Number: ED079616
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 14
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Behavior Modification in Court and Community Treatment Programs for Juvenile Offenders.
James, Ralph E.
This document describes the Rocky Mount, N.C. Youth Services Center which was established as a community-based treatment program for male juvenile offenders. Designed to work with behavior problems at their source (school, home, community), the Center utilizes community-based contingency contracting with written behavioral agreements entered into by both the boys and their parents. The Center provides a noninstitutional structure, motivational incentive system and cost effectiveness. The Center's objectives include: (1) decreasing maladaptive problem behaviors; (2) providing an effective alternative to incarceration; (3) improving self-concept and general achievement; and (4) providing management training to those working with delinquent prone youth. The report includes a review of projects using contingency contracting, data summaries of the Center's results, and a table of costs. Final conclusions are pending, awaiting factor analysis of results. (Author/LAA)
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