ERIC Number: ED153094
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
The Philadelphia Neighborhood Youth Resources Center. An Exemplary Project.
This project assumes that a youngster's problems with the law rarely occur in isolation. More often, they are part of a constellation of problems--family conflict, school failure, unemployment, emotional difficulties and, in urban ghettos, inadequate housing and health care. The Neighborhood Youth Resources Center (NYRC) of Philadelphia provides a broad spectrum of services through a single, easily-accessible source. Located in the heart of a high-crime, inner-city area, the Center is open 13 hours a day. It provides both direct assistance and carefully-monitored referrals to other community agencies. Five kinds of services are offered: crisis intervention, individual casework, group work involving counseling and educational assistance, referrals to cooperating agencies, and legal representation. Because NYRC believes that youth services should operate within the context of a community center, recreational and cultural programs, counseling for youth on probation, and legal education for neighborhood residents are also sponsored. This manual provides a detailed description of the operations of the NYRC. It should be very useful to new and developing youth services with similar problems and goals. (Author/BP)
Descriptors: Community Centers, Community Resources, Delinquency, Delivery Systems, Models, Personnel Selection, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Referral, Urban Youth, Youth Agencies
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (Dept. of Justice/LEAA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A