ERIC Number: ED189491
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
The Division for Youth: An Agency in Transition. An Issue Paper.
Bedell, Frederick D.
This history of the rehabilitative services offered by the New York State Division for Youth (DFY) is reviewed to show how the DFY has evolved from its inception as a Youth Services Commission in 1945 to a major state agency with a primary responsibility to provide youth services. The role and problems of the agency are discussed in terms of its functions, i.e., to act both as the State of New York's arm for funding local youth development and delinquency prevention programs and as the operator of rehabilitation programs for juvenile offenders. Other areas addressed include: (1) operation of the legal framework within the agency; (2) an analysis of DFY clientele; (3) problems associated with community-based programming; and (4) regionalization and coordinated service delivery system effort. Additionally, recommendations for a unified system of juvenile justice and child care are provided. (Author/HLM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Div. for Youth, Albany.