Juvenile Delinquency Control Act: Hearings Before the Special Subcommittee on Education of the Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives, Eighty-seventh Congress, First Session, on H. R. 7178, and Various Bills for Prevention and Control of Juvenile Delinquency and Youth Offenses ...

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Considers legislation to authorize Federal assistance to juvenile delinquency control programs.

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Page 53 - The lesson is that to a considerable degree what a school should do and can do is determined by the status and ambitions of the families being served.
Page 49 - In a slum area of 125,000 people, mostly Negro, a sampling of the youth population shows that roughly 70 percent of the boys and girls ages 16 to 21 are out of school and unemployed.
Page 163 - Congress hereby finds and declares that juvenile delinquency and youth offenses diminish the strength and vitality of the people of our Nation; that such delinquency and offenses are increasing in both urban and rural communities; that such delinquency and offenses occur disproportionately among school dropouts, unemployed youth faced with limited opportunities and with employment barriers, and youth in deprived family situations...
Page 53 - The building up of a mass of unemployed and frustrated Negro youth in congested areas of a city is a social phenomenon that may be compared to the piling up of inflammable material in an empty building in a city block. Potentialities for trouble — indeed, possibilities of disaster — are surely there. Let me...
Page 55 - I submit that in a heavily urbanized and industrialized free society the educational experiences of youth should fit his subsequent employment. There should be a smooth transition from full-time schooling to a full-time job, whether that transition be after grade 10 or after graduation from school, college, or university.
Page 52 - States— is the outstanding characteristic of youth in the Negro slum. Secondly, a foreign immigrant came from an impoverished but stable society, for the most part a peasant society with its own ancient mores. The pride of family and often strong church connections were social cement that kept the slums from being complete social jungles in spite of the fact that the dwelling conditions were often far worse than they are today.

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