ERIC Number: ED330744
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Oct-15
Reference Count: N/A
The Education of Youth in DFY Residential Programs.
New York State Div. for Youth, Albany.
This report describes educational programs at New York State Division for Youth (DFY) residential facilities. It provides an overview of the services offered to prepare adjudicated youth for successful return to the community. The Division's residential education services encourage student growth in cognitive, affective, and vocational skill areas. Division programs aim to engage students in the learning process and to impart transferable skills needed for future academic and employment success. The report is divided into four sections. Section I, "Introduction," contains an overview of the Division's system, describes its mission and goals, and includes a profile of the youth to be served. Section II, "Preparation of Youth During Placement," outlines the spectrum of educational services tailored to meet individual needs of Division youth and summarizes the learning environments and innovative academic approaches employed. Section III, "Facility Education Services," presents descriptions, narratives, and outcomes for a range of facility programs, and highlights specialized curricula and model programs in different academic and vocational areas. Section IV, "Integration into the Community," describes programs and initiatives designed to help youth reenter the community upon facility release, including community partnerships, specialized transitional programs, and the development of interagency mechanisms to promote services for at-risk youth. (AF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Div. for Youth, Albany.