ERIC Number: ED460499
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
The Prime Time Project: Developing an Intensive Community-Based Intervention for Youth in the Juvenile Justice System.
Trupin, Eric W.; Selby, Peter M.; McCauley, Elizabeth; Farmer, Ira G., Jr.; Lebeda, Susan B.
This paper describes the Prime Time Project, a Washington-based project which is a comprehensive intervention model for youths who are at the extreme end of the juvenile justice continuum due to their history of repeat offending, relatively severe offenses, a high degree of isolation or abandonment from their natural community, and the co-occurrence of mental health disorder. The project makes contact with youth and their families while the youth are detained and then follows them into the community upon release. Project staff have developed close collaborative relationships with juvenile court judges, probation and parole officers, local police officials, and teachers and administrators. Prime Time Project activities include: (1) structured half-day and evening activities located in a local community center; (2) vocational training, including two or more days each week involved in hands-on job skills training; (3) one or two days per week in training modules targeting areas such as social skills, affect management, interpersonal problem-solving, and drug and alcohol abuse; and (4) one evening per week, youth and a parent attend a group meeting. (CR)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Agency Cooperation, Antisocial Behavior, Behavior Modification, Community Programs, Criminals, Delinquent Rehabilitation, Emotional Disturbances, Interpersonal Competence, Intervention, Juvenile Courts, Mental Disorders, Models, Vocational Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Washington