ERIC Number: ED156943
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Cost and Service Impacts of Deinstitutionalization of Status Offenders in Ten States: "Responses to Angry Youth."
Little (Arthur D.), Inc., Washington, DC.
Status offenders are minors brought to the attention of courts because they are runaways, truants, or are considered ungovernable or incorrigible. This report assesses the costs and service impacts of deinstitutionalization of status offenders. The findings are based on case studies in 10 states. Included in this report are sections on the state of deinstitutionalization, services available to status offenders, cost analysis and related issues. With the exception of the need for residential alternatives to detention, the findings show that there are virtually no status offender specific needs. Rather there are youth needs. The study concludes that new programs targeted to status offenders as a special population would primarily serve to exacerbate the current fragmentation which characterizes youth services systems in all the states. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. for Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Dept. of Justice/LEAA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Little (Arthur D.), Inc., Washington, DC.