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Title: Boys and Girls Clubs in Public Housing, Final Research Report
Author(s): C E Pope; R Lovell; T S Bynum; J R Greene; W H Feyerherm
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 86
Sponsoring Agency: Boys'and Girls' Clubs of America
New York, NY 10017
National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
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National Institute of Justice/
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Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report evaluated programs implemented in 15 cities by the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, with the intent of distributing variations on the central dimensions of "Weed and Seed," specifically the provision of crime and drug prevention programs.
Abstract: The evaluation covered levels of program implementation, collection of data to provide inferences on program activities and stated objectives, summarization of findings across sites, analysis of the goodness of fit of particular program efforts to particular environments, and identification of program development potentials. After an assessment of the Boys and Girls Club prevention perspective and findings vis-a-vis promising and problematic elements of Club programs established in the public housing projects, the report offers the following recommendations for Club organizers: development of long-term and clear objectives, emphasis on needs assessment and implementation, coordination of activities, establishment of provisions for obtaining the input of public housing residents, provision of medical services, cautious use of incentives, continuous education and staff training, accurate and continuous record keeping, and continuous efforts to mainstream youth into all Club activities. 13 references
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Boys and Girls Clubs of America; Criminology; Drug prevention programs; Juvenile delinquency prevention programs; Program evaluation; Program implementation; Public housing
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