ERIC Number: ED103553
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Providence Educational Center: An Exemplary Project.
National Inst. of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (Dept. of Justice/LEAA), Washington, DC.
The purpose of this Handbook is to provide the user with the information needed to develop a program similar to the Providence Educational Center (PEC) in his or her community. As an alternative to incarceration in a training school, the PEC in St. Louis, Missouri provides intensive remedial education and counseling to adjudicated delinquents. Terms of professionally-trained counselors, educators, and social workers develop and implement an individualized program for each child, to improve his educational and social adjustment skills. The program has demonstrated notable effectiveness in treating adjudicated delinquents who have a history of truancy, poor school performance and behavior problems. This Handbook has been prepared to assist local criminal justice administrators, public officials, and other civic leaders interested in proven methods for helping delinquent youths. It provides necessary detailed information. This Handbook is not a cookbook--it does not provide a detailed recipe for creating exact duplications of PEC in other communities. Section One is a detailed description of the PEC program in terms of its developmental history, target population, program content and methodology, organization and administration, physical plant and budget. Section Two focuses on PEC's accomplishments and an evaluation of its effectiveness. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Counseling Services, Delinquent Rehabilitation, Delivery Systems, Individualized Instruction, Program Administration, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Program Guides, Remedial Instruction, Social Adjustment, Student Adjustment, Urban Education, Urban Youth
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (Dept. of Justice/LEAA), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Missouri; Missouri (Saint Louis)