Portland State University. School of Social Work
Date of Award
Master of Social Work (MSW)
1 online resource (135 p.)
Runaway teenagers, Female juvenile delinquents, Female juvenile delinquents, Runaway teenagers
If correctional institutions are to function according to established criteria, that is, to “correct” the deviant behavior of juvenile delinquents, then one obvious requirement is to have continuous contact with that individual over a period of time. This research project is one attempt to study runaways from the juvenile delinquent girls institution. This study specifically focuses on what factors influence a girl to run away and what factors encourage her to stay at Villa St. Rose.
Both researchers discovered in working at Villa St. Rose that one the biggest obstacles for the treatment program was the number of runaways that occurred. As a treatment facility having female adolescents in their care, runaways were demoralizing to the staff and debilitating to treatment.
Cook, Mary E. and Jasper, Stan, "An exploratory study of runaway female adolescents in a residential treatment center" (1976). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 1885.