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  NCJ Number: NCJ 188572     Find in a Library
  Title: The Juvenile Justice Evaluation Center Project
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Author(s): Francesca G. Lanier ; Stan Orchowsky ; Taj C. Carson
  Corporate Author: Justice Research and Statistics Association
United States of America
  Date Published: 06/2001
  Page Count: 2
  Annotation: This paper describes the Federal Juvenile Justice Evaluation Center Project, whose goal is to provide resources and practical technical assistance that will strengthen the ability of local and State policymakers, program administrators and staff, and evaluators to implement and use evaluation studies and their findings.
  Abstract: The first phase of the project focused on the assessment of the States' (and territories') existing evaluation practices and technical assistance needs. Beginning in early 1999, the Justice Research and Statistics Association surveyed three groups of State stakeholders: juvenile justice specialists, Statistical Analysis Center directors, and State Advisory Group chairs. The aim of the survey was to determine States' evaluation needs. The Juvenile Justice Evaluation Center (JJEC) has a number of ongoing activities designed to address the needs identified in the assessment: regional training; onsite technical assistance; the Statistical Analysis Center Evaluation Partnership Program; an evaluation manual; and evaluation briefing papers and guides. JJEC Online provides evaluation resources and information specific to juvenile justice programs and initiatives. The Justice Research and Statistics Association is working on several projects that involve addressing disproportionate minority confinement (DMC), including a guide to related evaluation issues and technical assistance on evaluating DMC initiatives. Overall, JJEC helps States measure the effectiveness of juvenile justice programs and provides constructive feedback that helps local programs improve their performance.
  Main Term(s): Juvenile program evaluation
  Index Term(s): Technical assistance plans ; Technical assistance resources ; State juvenile justice systems
  Sponsoring Agency: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
  Publication Number: FS-200125
  Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
  Type: Program/Project Description
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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