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NCJ Number: 32758 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: FIRST ANALYSIS AND EVALUATION - FEDERAL JUVENILE DELINQUENCY PROGRAMS, V 1
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: US Dept of Justice
Law Enforcement Assistance Admin
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
United S
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 75
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS FIRST REPORT OUTLINES THE ACTIVITIES OF THE OFFICE OF JUVENILE JUSTICE AND DELINQUENCY PREVENTION SINCE ITS INCEPTION AND REPORTS ON THE ENTIRE FEDERAL EFFORT IN DELINQUENCY PREVENTION AND JUVENILE JUSTICE.
Abstract: IN RESPONDING TO THE CRISIS OF JUVENILE DELINQUENCY, CONGRESS ENACTED THE JUVENILE JUSTICE AND DELINQUENCY PREVENTION ACT OF 1974. THIS ACT CREATED, FOR THE FIRST TIME, A UNIFIED NATIONAL PROGRAM TO DEAL WITH JUVENILE DELINQUENCY PREVENTION AND CONTROL. THE ACT SET IN MOTION A MAJOR FEDERAL PROGRAM TO BE ADMINISTERED BY THE LAW ENFORCEMENT ASSISTANCE ADMINISTRATION (LEAA). THE JUVENILE JUSTICE ACT CREATED WITHIN LEAA THE OFFICE OF JUVENILE JUSTICE AND DELINQUENCY PREVENTION AND, WITHIN THAT OFFICE, A RESEARCH, EVALUATION, AND INFORMATION ARM CALLED THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR JUVENILE JUSTICE AND DELINQUENCY PREVENTION. THE REPORT OUTLINES THE ACTIVITIES OF THE OFFICE OF JUVENILE JUSTICE SINCE ITS CREATION AND REPORTS ON THE ENTIRE FEDERAL EFFORT IN DELINQUENCY PREVENTION AND JUVENILE JUSTICE. AFTER DESCRIBING THE CREATION OF THE OFFICE OF JUVENILE JUSTICE AND DELINQUENCY PREVENTION, THE REPORT OUTLINES THE SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACTIVITIES OF THIS OFFICE WITH RESPECT TO CONCENTRATION AND COORDINATION OF FEDERAL DELINQUENCY CONTROL EFFORTS; ADMINISTRATION OF FORMULA BLOCK GRANTS TO STATES TO ASSIST THEM IN PLANNING, OPERATING, AND EVALUATING JUVENILE PROJECTS; ADMINISTRATION OF DISCRETIONARY GRANTS; AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE. PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES OF THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR JUVENILE JUSTICE AND DELINQUENCY PREVENTION ARE DESCRIBED AS WELL. AN ANALYSIS OF THE FEDERAL JUVENILE DELINQUENCY PREVENTION ROLE IS THEN PRESENTED. A PROFILE OF THE CURRENT FEDERAL EFFORT IS GIVEN, INCLUDING INFORMATION ON FEDERAL SPENDING, FUNDING SOURCES, AND THE AGENCIES ADMINISTERING DELINQUENCYRELATED PROGRAMS. THE ASSUMPTIONS IN CURRENT FEDERAL DELINQUENCY PREVENTION PROGRAMS ARE DISCUSSED, AND THE WAY THESE ASSUMPTIONS RELATE TO PRIORITIES AND SPENDING PATTERNS ARE EXPLORED. THE FINDINGS OF A STUDY TO ASSESS THE EVALUATIONS OF FEDERALLY OPERATED OR ASSISTED JUVENILE DELINQUENCY AND YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS ARE SUMMARIZED AS WELL. FINALLY, THIS REPORT DISCUSSES FEDERAL INFORMATION NEEDS AND PLANS TO MEET THEM. A MAJOR GOAL IS TO BRIDGE THE GAP BETWEEN EVALUATIVE INFORMATION AND PLANNING DECISIONS FOR THE FUTURE. SUMMARY INFORMATION ON 117 FEDERAL PROGRAMS THAT HAVE A BEARING ON JUVENILE DELINQUENCY CONTROL OR JUVENILE JUSTICE IS INCLUDED IN THE APPENDIXES TO THIS REPORT, WHICH HAVE BEEN PRINTED AS VOLUME II. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)
Index Term(s): Evaluation; Federal aid; Federal government; Federal programs; Grants or contracts; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act; Juvenile justice system; Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA); National Institute Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention; Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP); Planning; Program evaluation; Program financing; Program planning
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