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NCJ Number: 30678 Find in a Library
Title: PENNSYLVANIA - GOVERNOR'S JUSTICE COMMISSION - CENTRAL REGION - THREE RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT PROGRAMS NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY GROUP HOME, CENTRE COUNTY ATTENTION HOME, LYCOMING COUNTY GROUP HOME - FINAL EVAL RPT, PART 1
Author(s): M SILBERMAN
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 47
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Pennsylvania Governor's Justice Cmssn
Harrisburg, PA 17120
Grant Number: CT-74-C-C4-2-395; CT-74-C-B1-405; CT-74-C-C4-2-440
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THREE JUVENILE GROUP HOMES IN PROVIDING AN ALTERNATIVE TO INSTITUTIONALIZATION, AIDING FAMILY REINTEGRATION, AND REDUCING JUVENILE RECIDIVISM.
Abstract: EFFECTIVENESS IS MEASURED IN TERMS OF THE PERCENTAGE OF RESIDENTS WHO WERE 'SUCCESSES' OUT OF THE TOTAL NUMBER OF RESIDENTS RELEASED FROM THE PROGRAM. SUCCESSFUL RESIDENTS ARE THOSE WHO, AS A DIRECT RESULT OF PROGRAM INTERVENTION, HAVE BEEN RETURNED TO THE COMMUNITY (BEEN REINTEGRATED) AND HAVE BEEN CRIME-FREE SINCE THEIR RELEASE (THE USUAL 2-YEAR STANDARD FOR MEASURING RECIDIVISM CANNOT BE USED IN THESE RELATIVELY NEW PROGRAMS). COMPARISON FACTORS ARE SUCH THINGS AS TYPE OF OFFENSE, TARGET POPULATION, SEX, LONG-RANGE EFFECTIVENESS, SELF-CONCEPT AND SELF-CONTROL, INTERNAL VS. EXTERNAL ORIENTATION, SELECTION CRITERIA, COST EFFECTIVENESS, AND OVERALL CONTRIBUTION TO THE COMMUNITY. SUPPORTING DATA FOR THE ABOVE COMPARISONS IS PRESENTED. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)
Index Term(s): Comparative analysis; Cost effectiveness analysis; Juvenile court diversion; Juvenile group houses; Juvenile Recidivism; Pennsylvania; Program evaluation
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