ERIC Number: ED471210
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
Collaboration in the Juvenile Justice System and Youth Serving Agencies: Improving Prevention, Providing More Efficient Services, and Reducing Recidivism for Youth with Disabilities. Monograph Series on Education, Disability and Juvenile Justice.
Leone, Peter; Quinn, Mary Magee; Osher, David M.
This monograph, one of a series on youth with disabilities and the juvenile justice system, focuses on the need for collaboration between the juvenile justice system and youth serving agencies. It begins with a discussion of the categorical, fragmented, and uncoordinated services that currently exist and describes collaboration as a viable option for improving services. Strategies are suggested for implementing positive and proactive collaborative approaches to preventing delinquency through a three-tiered approach that includes primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention activities. These activities serve to decrease the risk factors and increase the protective factors that can "predetermine" negative outcomes for many youth at risk for involvement in the juvenile justice system. Each level of prevention is described and examples are given of actual research-based programs that have data to prove their effectiveness. The monograph concludes by discussing the costs of developing collaborative programs and compares this to the exorbitant costs of delinquency to society. (Contains approximately 120 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Agency Cooperation, At Risk Persons, Cost Effectiveness, Disabilities, Intervention, Juvenile Justice, Prevention, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Secondary Education
EDJJ Monographs, College of Education - EDSP, University of Maryland, 1308 Benjamin Building, College Park, MD 20742-1161 (Individual copies, $3.50; Complete set of 7 monographs, $24). Tel: 301-405-6462; Fax: 301-314-5757; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.edjj.org. For full text: http://cecp.air.org/juvenilejustice/docs/Collaboration%20in%20the%20Juvenile%20Justice%20System.pdf.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.; Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.; Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. Office of Correctional Education.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research, Washington, DC. Center for Effective Collaboration and Practice.; National Center on Education, Disability and Juvenile Justice, College Park, MD.
Note: Support also provided by the National Institute for Literacy, the National Association of Parks and Recreation, and the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services. For other monographs in this series, see EC 309 312-318.