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NCJ Number: 197482 Find in a Library
Title: SafeFutures Training/Technical Assistance Coordination, January 1, 1998-December 31, 2001 Final Program Report
Corporate Author: SafeFutures
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
United States of America
Date Published: 2002
Page Count: 25
Sponsoring Agency: Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
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Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 98-JN-FX-0002
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Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program Description (Model)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This is the final program report on SafeFutures, a project to help communities make the most of capacity building resources.
Abstract: SafeFutures communities have made innovations in services and changes in systems to integrate prevention, intervention, treatment, and graduated sanctions. To assist communities, the Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) made significant commitments to local capacity building. This included national training and technical assistance resources and dedication of at least $50,000 per year of local grant funds for training and technical assistance. A national training and technical assistance coordinator worked with sites to help grantees achieve OJJDP and community goals and objectives and build local capacity to continue to strengthen services for youth and families and improve service systems beyond the grant period. The report includes brief descriptions of program accomplishments and proposed changes in programs at specific sites, as well as details on the responsibilities and accomplishments of the training and technical assistance coordinator. The report suggests that OJJDP and the larger field would benefit from further exploration and documentation of aspects of the SafeFutures experience, including: (1) systems changes and service innovations; (2) the nature and extent of capacity building achieved through a demonstration project; (3) what works and what doesn't work in providing training and technical assistance for comprehensive initiatives; (4) what helps and what makes it harder for communities to sustain grant-funded innovations; and (5) what SafeFutures tells funders about planning and managing comprehensive initiatives.
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Community action programs; Community resources; Exemplary programs; Funding guidelines; Grants or contracts; OJJDP final report; Program financing; Socioeconomic development; Youth community involvement
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