Independent Living Programs for Juvenile Offenders

A description of the State programs offered to juvenile offenders from broken homes which helps them become fully-functioning and socially responsible adults in order to integrate into society.

The paper describes the range of helpful services provided by the Independent Living Programs and lists the desirable goals of these programs. The paper describes how these programs help with life-skills and social and psychological problems. It also explains how the programs provide a general education and vocational training.
“Thus, Independent Living programs like those in Texas, Maryland, Florida, Virginia, and other states, provide a unique and exciting alternative to traditional methods of dealing with delinquent youth. The independent living arrangements, whether in apartments, or residential facilities, or halfway houses, offer juveniles an escape from the problems of home and at the same time, a very real sense of personal responsibility.”