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Title: National Evaluation of the Safe Kids/Safe Streets Program: Final Report Volume I: Cross-Site Findings
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Author(s): Frances Gragg ; Roberta Cronin ; Dana Schultz ; Karla Eisen
Corporate Author: Westat
United States of America
Date Published: 12/2004
Page Count: 224
  Annotation: This final report presents cross-site findings from a national evaluation of the Safe Kids/Safe Streets program, examining the planning and implementation at the SK/SS sites.
Abstract: Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs (OJP), the Safe Kids/Safe Streets (SK/SS) program, which began in 1997, is designed to break the cycle of child abuse and neglect and the development of juvenile delinquency by funding community collaboratives. Five localities within five States implemented the SK/SS program: Alabama, Missouri, Ohio, Vermont, and Michigan. A four-volume final report describes the results of a national evaluation of SK/SS conducted by Westat. This report, volume I in the four-volume report, summarizes cross-site findings from multiple sources, including twice-yearly site visits, review of project documentation, three stakeholder surveys, a survey of agency personnel, and two structured surveys of key informants. Each of the sites successfully developed comprehensive community collaboratives to promote a system reform agenda. They broadened the community’s concept of the child protection system to encompass partners well beyond traditional boundaries. Recommendations are presented for sponsors, technical assistance, for developing a learning community, and for evaluating comprehensive initiatives. To further define new roles and approaches, more experience is needed from programs in operation now and those funded in the future. Tables and appendixes A-C
Main Term(s): Child abuse prevention
Index Term(s): Juvenile delinquency factors ; Program evaluation ; Child abuse ; Juvenile dependency and neglect ; Program coordination ; Community involvement ; Federal programs ; Community crime prevention programs ; Program implementation ; Child abuse as delinquency factor ; Juvenile delinquency ; Child abuse as crime factor ; OJJDP grant-related documents
Sponsoring Agency: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
Grant Number: 97-MU-MU-0005
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Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: For additional information see NCJ-210269 and NCJ-210271-280.
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