ERIC Number: ED098320
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Volunteers in Court: A Manual.
Scheier, Ivan H.; Goter, Leroy P.
The manual's purpose is to draw together the body of knowledge gained from the experience of the approximately 10,000 unpaid local citizens currently providing volunteer probation services in about 125 courts. The manual draws heavily from the core experience with the Boulder Juvenile Court, Boulder, Colorado. The first chapter presents a general orientation to the subject of volunteers in court service. The second chapter discusses general planning considerations. Subsequent chapters deal with recruitment, screening and selection, volunteer training and orientation, the instillment of volunteer incentive and support, and the assessment of volunteer programs. Descriptions of typical volunteer program types are published separately and are summarized in chapter 12, along with references to information available on the various subjects. Caution must be used in the acceptance of specifics which are especially vulnerable to varying conditions in different communities. The manual may be viewed as a core curriculum designed for training of volunteer program developers and administrators. The focus is on volunteer probation services in juvenile courts but has applicability for services to problem youth in the areas of prevention, detention, and parole. (Author/AG)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Core Curriculum, Guides, Juvenile Courts, Personnel Selection, Probation Officers, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Recruitment, Volunteer Training, Volunteers, Youth Problems
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 ($1.00)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Youth Development and Delinquency Prevention Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.