ERIC Number: ED127533
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Dallas Police Department Youth Services Program: Police Diversion Program.
Dallas Police Dept., TX.
The Youth Section of the Dallas Police Department has instituted an innovative police diversion project entitled the Youth Services Program as an operational unit of the police department. Fourteen civilian counselors supervised by a police lieutenant function as a diversion unit for arrested juveniles between the ages of 10 and 16. Juveniles that are referred to the Youth Services Program are placed in one of two specific sub-programs. The first sub-program consists of two nightly lectures covering such aspects of the law as juvenile law and the juvenile justice system for first offender misdemeanants. The second sub-program is set up for more difficult juveniles who have had prior arrests and/or are also felons. They undergo a systematic program whereby they are trained on Carkhuff's HRD skills technology on physical, emotional, and intellectual skills which they can apply to home, school, and community problem areas. Parents also receive skills training. The program has been in operation for approximately two years. Statistics show that the program is having a significant impact upon recidivism. The program has also had a significant effect on the juveniles functioning in certain home, school, and community problem areas. (Author/NG)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Dallas Police Dept., TX.