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ERIC Number: EJ791718
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 11
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1533-8916
Juvenile Offenders and Independent Living: An Irish Perspective on Program Development with St. Xavier's
McElwee, Niall; O'Connor, Michael; McKenna, Susan
New Directions for Youth Development, n113 p107-117 Spr 2007
This article discusses the authors' experience in working with young offenders who are leaving care in Ireland. It first presents a brief discussion around one agency called St. Xavier's which the authors have had connections with over the past decade. The main aim of St. Xavier's is to deliver individualized programs of care, education, and reintegration that are in the best interests of the young people. It offers a comprehensive service, in small group living situations (a maximum of ten boys in each of three houses), for male juvenile offenders in a rural setting in Ireland. Essential elements for effective programming are outlined. (Contains 12 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ireland