Date of Award

1972

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Social Work (MSW)

Department

Social Work

Physical Description

1 online resource (110 p.)

Subjects

Community Attention Home (Dalles, Or.), Children -- Institutional care -- Oregon -- Dalles

DOI

10.15760/etd.1692

Abstract

When a family starts to dissolve it frequently comes to the attention of the court or the welfare department and what happens once its members enter the system can be of critical importance. While the number of adults incarcerated is expected to increase slightly, the alarming fact is that if we continue to confine juveniles at the same rate an increase of 70% between 1965 and 1975 can be expected. These data suggest that we should investigate alternatives to detention, not only because of the increasing pressures of space available but, more importantly, because juvenile detention has shown itself to be very expensive and ineffective.

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/11184

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