ERIC Number: ED310592
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
A Youth Reentry Specialist Program for Released Incarcerated Youth with Handicapping Conditions. First Annual Report, September 1, 1985-August 31, 1986. Final Report.
Wisconsin Univ. - Stout, Menomonie. Center for the Study of Correctional Education.
The Youth Reentry Specialist (YRS) project was designed to coordinate the reentry of handicapped youth from a juvenile corrections facility into special education programs and the world of work. The project's goal was to increase the probability of special education and vocational program participation of handicapped parolees. The project resulted in a number of new services, including referral of students to the appropriate Director of Special Education and to related agencies. In addition, student counseling has been made readily available; interagency cooperation; has been encouraged; and inservice training of parole officers, social workers, and parole board members has been provided. This report contains: (1) an overview of the YRS project; (2) the end-of-year financial report; and (3) the findings of the YRS evaluation (including a description of the research methodology). Six appendices which make up the bulk of the report, include copies of interagency contracts and purchase requisitions, a job description and list of performance objectives for the Youth Reentry Specialist, a grant evaluation instrument, YRS strategy worksheets, and a copy of a paper by Stan Karcz titled "Transition Services for Post-Release Reintegration." The YRS strategy worksheets describe program objectives, tasks, strategies, criteria, resources, and timelines. Objectives focus on such areas as: supporting parole agents in their efforts to transition handicapped inmates from the institution to special education programs, consulting effectively with service providers about special education and vocational programming needs of handicapped former inmates, and developing monitoring and evaluation systems. (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ. - Stout, Menomonie. Center for the Study of Correctional Education.