ERIC Number: ED237828
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
PINS Jurisdiction in New York State Today: Critique and Recommendations.
Nevergold, Patricia A.; And Others
This report proposes a restructuring of the statutory framework for dealing with PINS (persons in need of supervision) defined as children under 16 whom the court has determined to be incorrigible, ungovernable or habitually disobedient and beyond the lawful control of parents or other lawful authority. The proposal, as described in the recommendations which conclude this report, is built on existing New York statutory mandates, procedures, and funding streams which allow intervention to secure services and placement for a range of juvenile problems and misbehavior. Following a brief history of Statewide Youth Advocacy, Inc., background information is provided on the kinds of adolescent problems within PINS jurisdiction as well as characteristics of the families and individuals involved, including youths who have been neglected or abused, those with special education needs or emotional disturbances, runaways, and delinquents. The petitioning process and its outcomes are described, and changes in expectations and objectives are reviewed in light of recent legislation. Service systems for PINS are described, including out-of-home care, Department of Social Services Preventive Services, Division for Youth local assistance, and mental health services. The role of the schools is discussed and suggestions for improved service delivery are provided including central intake, emergency shelters, intensive home and community-based intervention, and a juvenile mediation process. Recommendations focus on redefining the role of family court, and techniques for structuring the planning and coordination of service delivery. The appendices contain information on placement costs and a glossary of terms. (JAC)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Advocacy, Child Welfare, Court Role, Delivery Systems, Family Problems, Juvenile Courts, Parent Child Relationship, Placement, Position Papers, Problem Children, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Secondary Education, State Programs, Youth Problems
Statewide Youth Advocacy, Inc., 426 Powers Building, Rochester, NY 14614 ($6.00).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Foundation for Child Development, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Statewide Youth Advocacy, Rochester, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York