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NCJ Number: 161457 Find in a Library
Title: Youth Violence Prevention and Intervention Program 1994 Interim Evaluation
Author(s): C D Tjaden; D D Schram
Corporate Author: Toucan Research and Computer Solutions
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 143
Sponsoring Agency: Dept of Community Development
Olympia, WA 98504
Toucan Research and Computer Solutions
Seattle, WA 98109
Sale Source: Toucan Research and Computer Solutions
1713 Third Ave., North
Seattle, WA 98109
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This interim report presents information and data on an evaluation of Washington State's Youth Violence Prevention and Intervention Program (YVPIP), which is intended to counter the rising problem of violence by youth through support for local communities in the identification of the primary risk factors for youth violence and the design of services to counter these risk factors or strengthen protective factors.
Abstract: The evaluation uses a two-stage strategy that consists of both qualitative and quantitative components. The first stage is primarily qualitative and is the subject of this report. It assesses three program aspects that research indicates are crucial to the success of prevention programs. It also lays the foundation for the compilation of quantitative outcome data. Research suggests that successful prevention programs are typically operationally consistent, multifaceted, and community- based. This report presents information and data on each of these performance measures for each of the 14 projects. Data encompass client and project activity. The project summaries show that all of the 14 projects provide services that can have an impact on violence in their communities. Recommendations are offered for improving the projects in each of the three performance areas examined. 11 notes and extensive tabular data
Main Term(s): Grants or contracts
Index Term(s): Byrne program evaluation; Juvenile delinquency prevention programs; Violence prevention; Violent juvenile offenders; Washington
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