Youth in Crisis: An Evaluation of the Short Term Casework Service of the Youth Counsel Bureau, New York City, 1965
The focus of this study is an evaluation of the techniques of casework that are currently employed by the Bureau in rendering counselling service to clients. Although the Bureau is a social service agency established originally to offer social aid and guidance to adolescents who were arrested and then dismissed by the courts, there has been a trend in recent years to offer counselling service on a casework basis to an increasing number of clients. A composite figure for the last five years will place an average of over 3,000 cases per year in this category. When this figure is used as a comparative statistic to the number of the professional staff, it indicates the work load of individual staff members is extremely high. Presently, workers in some offices are carrying over 120 cases per month in addition to their other activities in court.
Developmental psychology|Social work
Lavelle, Paul Martin, "Youth in Crisis: An Evaluation of the Short Term Casework Service of the Youth Counsel Bureau, New York City, 1965" (1966). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI29281762.