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Title: Intensive Site Evaluation - A Community View of Project New Pride in Three Cities
Author(s): H Schechter; B West; S Laurence
Corporate Author: Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE)
United States of America
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 101
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
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Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
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Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE)
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Grant Number: 82-JS-AS-0035
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Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The site evaluation of Project New Pride, a juvenile community-based treatment program originally started in Denver, was conducted in Providence, R.I.; Kansas City, Kans.; and San Francisco. It assessed the replication projects' communications and referral linkages with juvenile justice systems, their relationships with public schools and other delinquency prevention efforts, and their support from key decisionmakers over a 2-year period.
Abstract: The projects were widely known by decisionmakers, and judges overwhelmingly accepted probation officers' recommendations to refer a youth to New Pride programs. Programs' communications with court and probation were generally good, although they should make a greater effort to publicize their programs to the public. Few decisionmakers rated these programs as 'poor' or 'very poor,' and saw their major weakness as the limiting nature of admissions criteria. Most community leaders wanted New Pride programs to remain in the community, although chances for institutionalization were generally poorer in the study's second year. Many also felt that these programs did not have a significant impact on the juvenile justice system, but those that did saw this influence as creating a new alternative to incarceration or a new condition of probation. Vocational and employment programs were identified as the primary need at all three sites, followed by education and counseling services. Data tables are supplied.
Index Term(s): California; Community-based corrections (juvenile); Interagency cooperation; Juvenile residential treatment centers; Kansas; Program coordination; Program evaluation; Rhode Island
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