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NCJ Number: 147831 Find in a Library
Title: IMPACT OF A TOTAL-COMMUNITY DELINQUENCY CONTROL PROJECT (FROM READINGS IN EVALUATION RESEARCH, P 330-355, Francis G CARO, ED.)
Author(s): W B Miller
Date Published: 1971
Page Count: 26
Sponsoring Agency: Russell Sage Foundation
New York, NY 10065
Publication Number: ISBN 87154-202-1
Sale Source: Russell Sage Foundation
112 East 64th Street
New York, NY 10065
United States of America
Type: Program/Project Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The Midcity Project, a community antidelinquency program in Boston, is reviewed.
Abstract: The project involved two major efforts: 1) empowerment of citizens' groups so that they may take charge of their local problems; and 2) coordination of professional agencies involved with juveniles. From June 1954 to May 1957, seven project field workers maintained contact with 400 juveniles aged 12 to 21 who belonged to 21 corner gangs. All the workers were professionally trained. All but one devoted attention primarily to a single group; they paid intensive attention to seven of the gangs, that comprised 201 of the juveniles. A tracking of the juveniles' violative behavior-- disapproved or illegal acts, court appearances, etc.-- suggested that the project had a negligible impact. There were modest decreases in 14 areas delinquent behavior, but only a 2.3-percent decrease in the 13 other areas. 2 figures, 43 endnotes
Main Term(s): Juvenile program evaluation
Index Term(s): Community crime prevention programs; Juvenile/Youth Gangs; Massachusetts
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