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NCJ Number: 191059 Find in a Library
Title: Establishing a Research Institution: The Partnership Between IUP and the Pine Grove Prison for Violent Youthful Offenders
Journal: Journal for Juvenile Justice and Detention Services  Volume:15  Issue:2  Dated:Fall 2000  Pages:67-84
Author(s): Sherwood Zimmerman; David Myers; Dennis Giever; Claire Dandeneau; Rosemary Gido; Kraig Kiehl; Dawna Komorosky
Date Published: 2000
Page Count: 18
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper examines the relationship between Indiana University of Pennsylvania and the Pine Grove Prison for Violent Youthful Offenders.
Abstract: In response to legislation that statutorily excludes certain violent adolescents from juvenile court jurisdiction, Pennsylvania has chosen to incarcerate its violent young adult offenders in a new facility (SCI Pine Grove) designed and built for this population. The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (PaDOC) has contracted with Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) to evaluate programs being implemented at SCI Pine Grove. The unique aspects of this collaboration are: (1) inclusion of evaluators on the PaDOC's program design committee; (2) use of a cooperative work group model to design and implement the evaluation; and (3) incorporation of the PaDOC in the evaluation via a steering committee. The evaluation team has begun to develop the survey instruments needed to measure staff and inmate perceptions about the programs. The planning efforts have been complicated by concerns as to the types of information that can be collected from the staff. There also will be confidentiality issues associated with doing multiple observations on inmates. Notes, table, references
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Correctional institutions (juvenile); Juvenile correctional facilities; Juvenile correctional programs; Juvenile Corrections/Detention; Juvenile program evaluation; Pennsylvania; Program evaluation; State correctional facilities; User evaluation
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