{"id":8141550982,"title":"Literacy: A Way Out for At-Risk Youth","handle":"literacy","description":"\u003cspan style=\"color: #741b47;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eJennifer Sweeney \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eISBN-13:\u003c\/strong\u003e 9781598846744 \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e133 pages • 7 x 10 \u003cbr\u003e 2011\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis exploration of juvenile corrections librarianship provides a complete description of these specialized services, addresses unique challenges in this library environment, and promotes intellectual and social growth for at-risk youth.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe ability to read is a learned skill that most take for granted. For at-risk youth or those within detention facilities, however, lack of literacy is a widespread problem. While literacy is not the only factor that determines whether young people transcend the cycle of crime and violence, the inability to read is a major obstacle to success \"on the outside.\"\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe facts regarding juvenile corrections are grim. In California alone, 13,000 youth are housed as wards of the state. Rearrest rates for young people in detention and correction facilities range from 77 to 90 percent. The good news is youth corrections librarianship has the potential to improve the situation.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis book fills a gap in the literature on corrections librarianship, which is focused almost solely on adult prisons. Programs for juvenile offenders require significantly more emphasis on education and rehabilitation than adults. There is also greater urgency in delivering needed services to youth offenders. \u003ci\u003eLiteracy: A Way Out for At-Risk Youth\u003c\/i\u003e provides librarians in juvenile detention facilities with tools to face their unique challenges, such as collaborating with corrections staff and encouraging youth to maintain their connection to the library after release. The author's recommendations for reader's advisory, collection development, and other services are geared toward helping teens cope with their problems and develop better decision making skills.\u003c\/p\u003e","published_at":"2016-08-19T05:56:00-12:00","created_at":"2016-08-19T05:56:15-12:00","vendor":"Libraries Unlimited","type":"Book","tags":["Publisher_Libraries Unlimited","Subject_Adult Programs \u0026 Services","Subject_Reading Promotion \u0026 Literacy"],"price":5600,"price_min":5600,"price_max":5600,"available":true,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":26926721990,"title":"Default Title","option1":"Default Title","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"9781598846744","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"Literacy: A Way Out for At-Risk Youth","public_title":null,"options":["Default Title"],"price":5600,"weight":400,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_quantity":0,"inventory_management":"shopify","inventory_policy":"continue","barcode":"9781598846744"}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1418\/6818\/products\/9781598846744.jpg?v=1533235341"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1418\/6818\/products\/9781598846744.jpg?v=1533235341","options":["Title"],"content":"\u003cspan style=\"color: #741b47;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eJennifer Sweeney \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eISBN-13:\u003c\/strong\u003e 9781598846744 \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e133 pages • 7 x 10 \u003cbr\u003e 2011\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis exploration of juvenile corrections librarianship provides a complete description of these specialized services, addresses unique challenges in this library environment, and promotes intellectual and social growth for at-risk youth.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe ability to read is a learned skill that most take for granted. For at-risk youth or those within detention facilities, however, lack of literacy is a widespread problem. While literacy is not the only factor that determines whether young people transcend the cycle of crime and violence, the inability to read is a major obstacle to success \"on the outside.\"\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe facts regarding juvenile corrections are grim. In California alone, 13,000 youth are housed as wards of the state. Rearrest rates for young people in detention and correction facilities range from 77 to 90 percent. The good news is youth corrections librarianship has the potential to improve the situation.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis book fills a gap in the literature on corrections librarianship, which is focused almost solely on adult prisons. Programs for juvenile offenders require significantly more emphasis on education and rehabilitation than adults. There is also greater urgency in delivering needed services to youth offenders. \u003ci\u003eLiteracy: A Way Out for At-Risk Youth\u003c\/i\u003e provides librarians in juvenile detention facilities with tools to face their unique challenges, such as collaborating with corrections staff and encouraging youth to maintain their connection to the library after release. The author's recommendations for reader's advisory, collection development, and other services are geared toward helping teens cope with their problems and develop better decision making skills.\u003c\/p\u003e"}

Literacy: A Way Out for At-Risk Youth

Product Description
Maximum quantity available reached.
Jennifer Sweeney

ISBN-13: 9781598846744

133 pages • 7 x 10
 2011

This exploration of juvenile corrections librarianship provides a complete description of these specialized services, addresses unique challenges in this library environment, and promotes intellectual and social growth for at-risk youth.

The ability to read is a learned skill that most take for granted. For at-risk youth or those within detention facilities, however, lack of literacy is a widespread problem. While literacy is not the only factor that determines whether young people transcend the cycle of crime and violence, the inability to read is a major obstacle to success "on the outside."

The facts regarding juvenile corrections are grim. In California alone, 13,000 youth are housed as wards of the state. Rearrest rates for young people in detention and correction facilities range from 77 to 90 percent. The good news is youth corrections librarianship has the potential to improve the situation.

This book fills a gap in the literature on corrections librarianship, which is focused almost solely on adult prisons. Programs for juvenile offenders require significantly more emphasis on education and rehabilitation than adults. There is also greater urgency in delivering needed services to youth offenders. Literacy: A Way Out for At-Risk Youth provides librarians in juvenile detention facilities with tools to face their unique challenges, such as collaborating with corrections staff and encouraging youth to maintain their connection to the library after release. The author's recommendations for reader's advisory, collection development, and other services are geared toward helping teens cope with their problems and develop better decision making skills.

Sku: 9781598846744

Related Products