ERIC Number: ED203240
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Volunteer Shelter Bed Programs.
Little (Arthur D.), Inc., Washington, DC.
The volunteer shelter bed program development guidelines in this booklet are offered as a community-based alternative to the institutionalization of status offenders. The volunteer shelter bed program is described as a nonsecure residential alternative for status offenders, which can be implemented without the creation of new facilities or the conversion of existing institutions. This booklet presents a programmatic approach in which community residents volunteer their homes for a short period of time to a child who is awaiting a court hearing, permanent placement in a foster home, or return to his family. Steps in creating a volunteer shelter bed program are outlined, program goals and policies are explored, and the dynamics of the individual communities and offenders involved are examined. The process of locating volunteer homes and screening volunteers is described. Problems associated with administration, sponsorship, and youth placement are addressed. Sample forms for volunteer information, screening, home agreements, and youth intake are provided. The final section discusses methods for monitoring placement and keeping records. (NRB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
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.