ERIC Number: ED266365
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
Alternative Programs for Troubled Youth. Hearing before the Committee on Labor and Human Resources, United States Senate, Ninety-ninth Congress, First Session on Examination of Alternative Educational and Treatment Programs Aimed at Helping Troubled Youths and Adults (October 7, 1985).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.
This document contains testimonies of witnesses and prepared statements from the Congressional hearing called to examine alternative programs designed to provide education to disruptive and delinquent students who may be a threat to other students and teachers in the regular school. Statements are included from Senator Hatch, who presents statistics on dropouts and violence in the schools, and from Senators Metzenbaum and Grassley who call for programs to help troubled youth. Testimony is included from representatives of two alternative education programs. Elyse Clawson of the Marmalade School, Utah, and Neil Shorthouse of Exodus Programs, Georgia, discuss their programs' philosophies, management, funding, and effectiveness. Statements are also given from Alfred S. Regnary, the administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention in the U.S. Department of Justice and from Regnal Garff, a juvenile court judge from Utah, who discusses his experiences with troubled youth, reviews several alternative programs and makes recommendations for effective programs in the future. The problems of dropouts and delinquent youth are outlined and the need for alternative education, as well as individual and family counseling, is stressed. It is suggested that federal and state agencies encourage the private sector to provide programs and the advantages of private programs over public programs are considered. Prepared statements are included from all witnesses. (NRB)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.