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NCJ Number: 80811 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: National Evaluation of the Deinstitutionalization of Status Offender Programs - Final Report
Author(s): S Kabrin; M W Klein
Corporate Author: University of Southern California
Social Science Research Institute
United States of America
Project Director: F R Hellum
Date Published: 1982
Page Count: 1194
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90007
US Securities and Exchange Cmssn
Washington, DC 20549-2736
Grant Number: 75-NI-99-0092; 76-JN-99-0014; 76-JN-99-1004; 77-JN-99-0018
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
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Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
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Document: PDF
Type: Program Description (Model)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The evaluation study of the National Status Offender Program examines eight program models and their deinstitutionalization applications and presents special studies related to the program.
Abstract: This study evaluated programs arising from the 1974 Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act designed to remove incarcerated status offenders from correctional institutions, to prevent their reentry, and terminate the practice of placing status offenders in secure detention. Implementation problems include personnel resistance to the use of a random assignment design for establishment of control groups, inclusion of sites with few status offenders, and organizational obstructions to communication between program and evaluation personnel and between national and site evaluators. The report examines the differences among eight programs funded for deinstitutionalization initiative in Pima County, Ariz.; Connecticut; Delaware; Illinois; South Carolina; Clark County, Wash.; and Spokane County, Wash. Client characteristics in evaluated and nonevaluated sites are analyzed in regard to gender, age, ethnicity, offense patterns, source of referral, and customary household. Client recidivism and program components are also analyzed, program and preprogram youth are compared, and the uses of deinstitutionalization are discussed. The second volume presents special studies covering offense patterns of status offenders, evaluation of the deinstitutionalization of status offenders project through the system rates methodology, and comparative costs analysis of deinstitutionalization programs. Other special studies address the organizational properties of seven programs, evaluation of the deinstitutionalization of status offender programs through the application of multiattribute utility measurement, and the impact of alternative programs on the incarceration of status offenders. Tables, figures, notes, and an appendix presenting a status analysis of juvenile codes are provided. See NCJ 80812 for related document.
Index Term(s): Deinstitutionalization; Juvenile status offenses; Model programs; Program evaluation; Status offender diversion
Note: Issued in two numbered volumes
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