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dc.contributor.authorMiller, Kevin W. ( )
dc.date.accessioned2008-09-05T18:33:04Z
dc.date.available2012-02-24T10:13:29Z
dc.date.issued2008-04en_US
dc.identifier.citationMiller, K. (2008). Substance treatment in the juvenile probation population: An assessment of the current practices of Williamson County juvenile probation. Masters of Public Administration, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX.
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/3470
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The first purpose of this study is to describe the practical ideal characteristics of an effective substance treatment program for juvenile probation departments based on a review of the literature. The second purpose is to conduct a case study and assess the current practices of Williamson County Juvenile Services. Finally, this study will present recommendations to assist juvenile probation departments in Texas by more effectively supervising youth who have an ideation toward drug use. Methodology: The methodologies used in this case study of Williamson County Juvenile Services include structured interviews, document analysis, and archival data analysis. Document analysis was conducted by reviewing the County's policy and procedure manual, department pamphlets, and pamphlets from organizations which offer services to families who have children supervised by the probation department. Archival data used included case plans, chronological notes, probation orders, and deferred agreements. Results: Overall, Williamson County adheres to the practical ideal model for juvenile probation departments. Programs, however, could be improved by offering additional services in counseling, defining current offerings more clearly, and developing policies that specify which services are offered to juveniles under supervision.en_US
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dc.format.extent78 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.sourceAn Applied Research Project Submitted to the Department of Political Science, Texas State University-San Marcos, in Partial Fulfillment for the Requirements for the Degree of Masters of Public Administration, Spring 2008.
dc.subjectSubstance treatmenten_US
dc.subjectJuvenile probationen_US
dc.subjectDrug useen_US
dc.subjectCorrectionsen_US
dc.titleSubstance Treatment in the Juvenile Probation Population: An Assessment of the Current Practices of Williamson County Juvenile Probationen_US
txstate.documenttypeResearch Reporten_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberTajalli, Hassan
dc.contributor.committeeMemberHofer, Martha Kay
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMolina, Mario
txstate.departmentPolitical Science


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