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NCJ Number: 210278 Find in a Library
Title: Findings From the Safe Kids/Safe Streets National Evaluation: Safe Kids/Safe Streets, Toledo, Ohio
Corporate Author: Westat
United States of America
Date Published: 2004
Page Count: 10
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Westat
Rockville, MD 20850
Grant Number: 97-MU-MU-0005
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

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Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report describes the planning and implementation and evaluation results from the Safe Kids/Safe Streets (SK/SS) national evaluation on the Lucas County SK/SS program in Toledo, OH.
Abstract: Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs (OJP), the Safe Kids/Safe Streets (SK/SS) program which began in 1997 is designed to break the cycle of child abuse and neglect and the development of juvenile delinquency by funding community collaboratives. Five localities within five States implemented the SK/SS program: Alabama, Missouri, Ohio, Vermont, and Michigan. This report presents findings from the SK/SS national evaluation on the Lucas County SK/SS demonstration program located in Toledo, OH. This program was unique in that it was awarded only “seed funding” from OJP to more fully develop prevention programs for child abuse and neglect. Toledo’s collaborative built on existing community groups and was composed of a governing council, a steering committee, subcommittees, and workgroups. The SK/SS program undertook activities under each of the four federally mandated program elements: system reform and accountability, continuum of services, data collection and evaluation, and prevention education and public information. The report discusses each of these elements. Project accomplishments, as well as local perspectives on these accomplishments are presented and discussed. In acknowledging the success of the Lucas County SK/SS program, several factors had a positive impact on the program: alliances and collaboration with other organizations and a strong lead agency.
Main Term(s): Child abuse prevention
Index Term(s): Child abuse; Child abuse as crime factor; Child abuse as delinquency factor; Community crime prevention programs; Community involvement; Federal programs; Juvenile delinquency; Juvenile delinquency factors; Juvenile dependency and neglect; Ohio; OJJDP grant-related documents; Program coordination; Program evaluation; Program implementation
Note: For additional information see NCJ-210269-277 and NCJ-210279-280.
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