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C H Bolton
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This film describes a community-based juvenile delinquency prevention program in Peoria, Ill., that provides on-the-job work experience and training for youths referred by the court.
The program, called Phoenix Industries, was created by a judge. It has been funded through the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act Program (CETA) but is largely self-supporting. Through cooperation with the business community, applicants are given production jobs in industry. Parts assembly, derusting, painting, and sand blasting are some of the skills clients are now learning. The program is designed to teach youths good work habits and to give them a sense of self-worth. Industry representatives, police officers, and government officials all testify to the success of Phoenix Industries.