ERIC Number: ED223828
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
The Out-of-State Placement of Children: South Central State Profiles. Major Issues in Juvenile Justice Information and Training.
Hall, John C.; And Others
This document, 1 in a series of 10, presents state profiles of the results of a systematic examination of child care agencies and their involvement with out-of-state residential care for children. This volume contains profiles of the South Central states of Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. Each state profile contains five sections. The first two sections identify the officials in state government who facilitated the completion of the study and describe the general methodology used to collect the information presented. The third section offers a basic description of the organization of youth services as they relate to out-of-state placement policies. The fourth section offers annotated tables about that state's out-of-state placement practices. The discussion of the survey results includes: (1) the number of children placed in out-of-state residential settings; (2) the out-of-state placement practices of local agencies; (3) detailed data from agencies that placed five or more children; (4) use of interstate compacts by state and local agencies; (5) the out-of-state placement practices of state agencies; (6) state agencies' knowledge of out-of-state placement. The final section presents observations and conclusions about state and local out-of-state placement practices that were gleaned from the data. (Data reported are for 1978.)(KC)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Agency Role, Child Welfare, Children, Delinquency, Delinquent Rehabilitation, Foster Children, Laws, Legal Responsibility, Placement, Public Policy, State Action, State Agencies, State Legislation, State Officials, State Programs, State Standards, State Surveys, States Powers, Statewide Planning
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. for Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Dept. of Justice/LEAA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Academy for Contemporary Problems, Columbus, OH.