ERIC Number: ED103740
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Law, Mental Disorders and the Juvenile Process. Volume I.
Dash, Samuel; And Others
This five-year (1967-71) study of the District of Columbia's program for identification and treatment of delinquent juveniles with mental disorders found the child guidance clinic referral model to be ineffective and anachronistic. Volume 1 of the four-volume report examined referrals made to the clinic during the period May 1969-December 1969 and discovered that most referrals were made by probation officers who asked only general questions of the clinic and made poor use of the responses. Recommendations are made for a new model providing for screening emotional disturbance at intake, classification for individualized dispositions, and matching of each delinquent with his probation officer. (Author)
Descriptors: Delinquency, Individual Differences, Juvenile Courts, Longitudinal Studies, Mental Disorders, Mental Health Clinics, Models, Probation Officers, Psychological Evaluation, Referral
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC. Div. of Research and Demonstration Grants.
Authoring Institution: Research Foundation of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia, Washington, DC.