ERIC Number: ED185775
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Dec-28
Reference Count: N/A
A Documentation of the Bridge Youth Advocacy Program.
The Bridge Youth Advocacy Program is designed to provide an alternative community based service for status offenders (10 to 18 years old) diverted from the juvenile justice system and to increase approprite use of social services by the police, court, and magistrates. Governed by the Catholic Social Services of Luzerne County (Pennsylvania), the program has six components: family counseling, runaway youth program, youth development and coordination program, life skills education, big brother/big sister program, and youth advocacy program. Efforts to increase referrals include outreach, continuing liaison activities, and a formalized referral system. The program has been successful in substantially increasing the number of referrals to the Youth Advocacy Program and in increasing the number of referral sources. The goal of delivering services to the status offender and his family has also been met. (SBH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bridge Youth Services Center, Wilkes-Barre, PA.