No Time to Play provides fundamental knowledge for policymakers, administrators, managers, supervisors, and direct line staff to apply to their current and future situations. This resource includes history and a re-evaluation of current thinking. It also provides basic information about adolescent development, and the organization, administration, and management issues that need to be addressed when providing programs and services to the violent youthful offender. Specific programs and services required for violent youthful offenders with special needs are also considered.


Instituting many of the ideas brought forth in No Time to Play, Recess is Over provides those working in the field with a “blueprint” to best serve youthful offenders in adult correctional systems. This follow-up doesn’t focus on whether youthful offenders should serve time in adult systems, but rather how to best manage and care for these youths once in the facility. It is an excellent implementation guide to help administrators and staff handle youths and make a difference in their lives. By doing so, managers will gain a safer and more humane facility.


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