ERIC Number: EJ538125
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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An Afrocentric Program for African American Males in the Juvenile Justice System.
Harvey, Aminifu R.; Coleman, Antoinette A.
Child Welfare, v76 n1 p197-211 Jan-Feb 1997
Claims that the juvenile justice system provides an array of interventions but that culturally relevant programs are necessary to deal with the myriad of social problems. Introduces the MAAT (Egyptian for virtuous or moral life) Center for Human and Organizational Enhancement Inc. and its Rites of Passage program, which uses an Afrocentric approach to services delivery for at-risk youths and their families. (MOK)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Afrocentrism, Black Family, Blacks, Crisis Intervention, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Relevance, Delinquency, Delinquency Prevention, Delinquent Rehabilitation, Family Role, Individual Development, Juvenile Justice, Males, Self Concept, Social Problems, Social Services, Youth Problems
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
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