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NCJ Number: 34839 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: CLEVELAND IMPACT CITIES PROGRAM - DIVERSION AND REHABILITATION OPERATING PROGRAM - JUVENILE DELINQUENCY TREATMENT PROJECT - FINAL EVALUATION REPORT, JUNE 1975
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Cleveland Impact Cities Program
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 35
Sponsoring Agency: Cleveland Impact Cities Program
Cleveland, OH 44114
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 74-NI-05-0004
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: AN ASSESSMENT OF THE IMPACT FUNDING PERIOD PERFORMANCE OF THIS PROJECT WHICH ATTEMPTED TO REDUCE DELINQUENCY AND RECIDIVISM TO IMPACT OFFENSES FOR JUVENILE FIRST OFFENDERS IN THE AREA OF SOUTHEAST CLEVELAND.
Abstract: CRITERIA FOR THE TARGET POPULATION WERE: 1) THE REFERRANT MUST BE A FIRST OFFENDER; 2) THE CHILD MUST BE OFFICIALLY ADJUDICATED AS UNRULY OR DELINQUENT AND HAVE A DISPOSITION OF PROBATION TO THE CATHOLIC COUNSELING CENTER; AND 3) THE CHILD MUST BE A RESIDENT OF THE TARGET AREA OF SOUTHEAST CLEVELAND. THE PROJECT PROVIDED INTENSIVE INDIVIDUAL, FAMILY, AND GROUP COUNSELING, AS WELL AS EDUCATIONAL, VOCATIONAL, AND EMPLOYMENT COUNSELING AND PLACEMENT. SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAM WERE TO DEFLECT FIRST OFFENDERS FROM RECIDIVISM; TO REINTEGRATE FIRST OFFENDERS INTO THE COMMUNITY; TO RELIEVE THE JUVENILE COURT OF THE FIRST OFFENDER CASELOAD TO ENABLE TO COURT TO DEAL MORE INTENSIVELY WITH CHRONIC AND MORE SERIOUS OFFENDERS; AND TO PROVIDE ALTERNATIVES TO INSTITUTIONALIZATION OF JUVENILE FIRST OFFENDERS. THIS PROGRAM WAS EVALUATED ACCORDING TO THE MANAGEMENT BY OBJECTIVES APPROACH. ONE FACTOR WHICH HAD A STRONG NEGATIVE EFFECT ON OBJECTIVE ACHIEVEMENT IS FIRST NOTED: THE PROJECT EXPERIENCED SEVERE STAFFING DIFFICULTIES DURING THE IMPACT FUNDING PERIOD. WITHIN THE LIMITATIONS IMPOSED BY THIS PROBLEM, IT IS NOTED THAT PROJECT OBJECTIVES WERE GENERALLY ACHIEVED.
Index Term(s): Community-based corrections (juvenile); Counseling; Employment services; Family counseling; First time offenders; Impact cities; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Juvenile diversion programs; Juvenile justice system; Ohio; Program evaluation; Recidivism; Rehabilitation
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