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Title: NATIONAL EVALUATION DESIGN FOR DEINSTITUTIONALIZATION OF STATUS OFFENDER PROGRAM
Author(s): S KOBRIN; M W KLEIN
Corporate Author: University of Southern California
Social Science Research Institute
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 150
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90007
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Sale Source: Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
United States of America

National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS WORKPLAN INCLUDES PROGRAM PHASE SCHEDULES, PROCEDURES FOR COLLECTING AND ANALYZING DATA SUBMITTED BY THE VARIOUS DEINSTITUTIONALIZATION OF STATUS OFFENDER (DSO) PROGRAMS, AND DATA COLLECTION INSTRUMENTS.
Abstract: THE NATIONAL EVALUATION OF THE DSO PROGRAM IS MASSIVE IN SCOPE AS IT WILL ENTAIL THE PROCESSING OF OVER 6,000 CLIENT-CENTERED DATA FORMS EACH MONTH FOR EIGHTEEN MONTHS. SEVEN DIFFERENT TYPES OF STATUS OFFENDER PROGRAMS LOCATED IN VARIOUS AREAS OF THE COUNTRY WILL BE REPORTING TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. DATA ANALYSES TO BE PERFORMED INCLUDE THE COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF CONTROL VARIABLES (DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS OF JUVENILE CLIENTS IN DSO PROGRAMS, INDIVIDUAL PROGRAM CLIENT POPULATION STATISTICS, AND COMMUNITY TOLERANCE MEASUREMENTS) WITH THE DEPENDENT VARIABLES OF OFFICIAL DELINQUENCY RECORDS, SELF-REPORTED DELINQUENCY, AND CLIENT SOCIAL ADJUSTMENT DATA. DATA WILL BE CROSS- CLASSIFIED TO DETERMINE THE EFFECTS OF THE VARIOUS TYPES OF DSO PROGRAMS (THE INDEPENDENT VARIABLES OF THE STUDY). THESE PROGRAMS HAVE BEEN PLACED IN THE FOLLOWING GROUPINGS: DIVERSION, DIAGNOSTIC, AND EVALUATION SCREENING UNITS; SHELTER CARE HOMES (RESIDENCY OF 30 DAYS OR LESS); GROUP HOMES (OVER 30 DAYS); FOSTER HOMES; MULTIPLE SERVICE CENTERS (SUCH AS YOUTH SERVICES BUREAUS); OUTREACH INTERVENTION (ACTIVE EFFORTS TO INTERVENE IN AND ATTEMPT TO MODIFY VARIOUS PHYSICAL, SOCIAL, AND EMOTIONAL CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE CLIENT); AND SERVICES WHICH OFFER COUNSELING ONLY. INSTRUCTIONS FOR CODING AND BLANK COPIES OF ALL THE DATA COLLECTION INSTRUMENTS ARE PROVIDED. THESE FORMS ARE DESIGNED TO BE PROCESSED BY OPTICAL SCANNING EQUIPMENT. PROCEDURES FOR TRACKING LOST OR INCOMPLETE DATA COLLECTION FORMS ARE DESCRIBED.
Index Term(s): Data analysis; Data collection devices; Data collections; Diversion programs; Evaluation; Evaluation measures; Evaluation techniques; Juvenile status offenders; National Evaluation Program; Program evaluation
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