ERIC Number: ED402112
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
YES Youth Environmental Service: Technical Assistance Package.
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquent Prevention (Dept. of Justice), Washington, DC.
The Youth Environmental Service (YES) aims to rehabilitate adjudicated delinquents and to prevent at-risk youth from entering the juvenile justice system by engaging them in environmental work and education programs on federally owned land. YES is a joint program of the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). Key elements of the program are involvement of at-risk or delinquent youth; a partnership between a youth-serving agency and a federal land management agency; availability of federal land; a provider experienced in working effectively with at-risk or delinquent youth; a clear allocation of responsibilities; and the provision of meaningful opportunities for youth to learn new skills, develop a sense of accomplishment, and make contributions to the environment. This document includes an overview of the YES initiative; what the program can offer; developing YES partnerships; steps to becoming a YES site; implementation issues; technical assistance resources from OJJDP and DOI, including required information sharing; federal contacts for the program; and resources for further assistance. Appendices include the memorandum of understanding between the U.S. Department of Justice and DOI, profiles of YES programs in action, definitions, sample memorandums of understanding and agreement, information on state resources, a list of contacts at current YES sites, and a technical assistance request form. (TD)
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Cooperative Programs, Delinquency Prevention, Delinquent Rehabilitation, Environmental Education, Job Skills, Juvenile Justice, Outdoor Education, Program Development, Service Learning, Technical Assistance, Youth Programs
Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse/NCJRS, P.O. Box 6000, Rockville, MD 20849-6000; phone or FAX: 800/638-8736.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquent Prevention (Dept. of Justice), Washington, DC.