Alternative Juvenile Placements : Alternative Programs For Youth

917 WordsNov 12, 20164 Pages
Alternative Juvenile Placements Alternative programs for youth were developed for mild and less serious delinquents. Over the years, the program has seen a surge in electronic home monitoring, community intensive supervision programs which service serious offenders in addition to minor cases. At times, group homes may house repeated youth offenders. Regardless of the placement, 24-hour supervision is provided in a unique way. The Community Intensive Supervision Program (CISP) was created in 1990 by Allegheny County Juvenile Court as a need to provide more supervision than what probation offered. This program is for males between the ages of 11-21. Youth involved in this program may need additional supervision from probation or less supervision when transitioning from a residential treatment facility. There are five locations in the Pittsburgh area servicing youth from Garfield, the Hill, Homewood, McKeesport, Northside and Wilkinsburg which service neighboring communities. One of the main goals of the program is to engage the youth in the community which they live by holding them accountable for their behavior. Public safety is also a main goal which is achieved through monitoring youth activities in the community and in the home. Youth learn various decision-making techniques through cognitive behavioral therapy. Aggression Replacement Training (ART) has been incorporated in the youth’s individual program to help address anger and social skills.
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