ERIC Number: ED440162
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Returning Home: A Look at Aftercare Services Provided to Delinquent Youth.
Citizens' Committee for Children of New York, NY.
A study of the aftercare services offered juvenile delinquents after residential placement was conducted in New York State. The emphasis was on the Juvenile Aftercare Services program, which serves the majority of youth being conditionally released into the community. Based on findings from the study involving interviews and site visits, the following recommendations are made: (1) aftercare counselors' caseloads are too high and should be reduced; (2) the Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) should develop a youth's service plan before the youth is released from a facility; (3) the New York City Board of Education should have a school placement arranged at least one month prior to the youth's release to aftercare; (4) aftercare counselors should have access to a broader array of community support services for youth released to aftercare; (5) OCFS should expand the number of family advocates to work with families before and after their children return from juvenile facilities; (6) youth released from contract residential facilities should be provided aftercare services like youth released from state-run facilities; and (7) contract residential providers should be required to have a school placement arranged for every youth at least one month prior to the youth's release. Appendixes contain the OCFS conditions of release and standards of supervision, a list of members of the task force on aftercare services, and the questionnaires used to interview contract agency and OCFS counselors. (SLD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Counselors, Delinquency, Delinquent Rehabilitation, Juvenile Justice, Nontraditional Education, Private Agencies, Reentry Students, Residential Programs, State Programs, Transitional Programs, Urban Youth
Citizens' Committee for Children of New York, Inc., 105 East 22nd Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10010 ($15). Tel: 212-673-1800; Web site: http://www.kfny.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Citizens' Committee for Children of New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York