ERIC Number: ED363818
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Dec-4
Reference Count: N/A
Division for Youth: Counseling Efforts Should Be Improved. Report 93-S-28.
New York State Office of the Comptroller, Albany. Div. of Management Audit.
In New York State, the antisocial behavior of some youths causes them to be removed from their homes and placed with the state's Division for Youth. At Division facilities, youths are required to receive counseling/treatment services until they can be released into the community. An audit was conducted to determine whether the Division was effective in identifying and meeting the counseling needs of the youths in its care and in preventing youths from progressing into the adult criminal justice system. This document presents the report from this audit. The introduction reviews the background of the Division for Youth and explains the audit scope, objectives, and methodology. The next section discusses the finding that youths are often rearrested after they have been released from Division facilities and concludes that the Division does not provide adequate levels of counseling and community supervision. A section on the ineffectiveness of the counseling process notes that the Division does not have an effective client classification and movement system, that counseling needs are not adequately identified, that counseling services are not adequately planned and monitored, that many youths do not receive required residential counseling and community supervision, and that monitoring of youths when released to the community may be inadequate. The final section of this document notes that counseling services for youth sex offenders and substance abusers are not effective. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Office of the Comptroller, Albany. Div. of Management Audit.
Identifiers - Location: New York