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NCJ Number: 165294 Find in a Library
Title: Program Evaluation Within Four Programs Funded by the State of Florida Department of Community Affairs: A Report Prepared for the Volusia County Substance Abuse Policy Board
Author(s): S Luebbers
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 96
Sponsoring Agency: Florida Dept of Community Affairs
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Grant Number: 93-CJ-28-06-74-01-151
Sale Source: Florida Dept of Community Affairs
2555 Shumard Oak Boulevard
Tallahassee, FL 32399
United States of America
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Four drug prevention programs in Volusia County (Fla.) were evaluated to determine their progress toward their process and outcome objectives and to assist staff in developing outcome objectives, suggest evaluation instruments, and assist in developing in-house program evaluation systems as appropriate.
Abstract: The programs included a police-sponsored program for high-risk youth, a youth activity center, a transitional housing and support program for nonviolent drug offenders, and a family-oriented intervention programs for youths ages 10-17 at risk of drug or alcohol addiction. Evaluation information came from interviews with program administrators and staff, interviews and focus groups with clients, and observations of the Substance Abuse Policy Board. Results revealed that each program had specific strengths and weaknesses. Recommended actions for the policy board include continuing to develop written policies and procedures, determining funding priorities based on needs assessment and service access data, encouraging interagency collaborations, and establishing written policies and procedures for grant reviews and program monitoring. Additional recommendations for the policy board and each program and appended draft evaluation models for each program
Main Term(s): Drug prevention programs
Index Term(s): Florida
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