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Title: YOUTH SERVICE BUREAUS - NATIONAL EVALUATION PROGRAM PHASE 1 ASSESSMENT
Author(s): C B GILSONSCHUCHTER A; C B GILSON
Corporate Author: US Dept of Justice
LEAA
National Institute of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice
United States of America
Project Director: A SCHUCHTER; C B GILSON
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 76
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice

US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Best Practice/State-of-the-Art Review
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS PHASE I ASSESSMENT WAS CONDUCTED TO GATHER DATA ON YOUTH SERVICE BUREAUS (YSB), TO ASSESS WHAT IS KNOWN ABOUT THEM, AND IDENTIFY ISSUES FOR POSSIBLE USE IN A PHASE II EVALUATION.
Abstract: DATA FOR THE ASSESSMENT WERE COLLECTED BY MEANS OF A COMPREHENSIVE LITERATURE SEARCH; AN ANALYSIS OF SELECTED JUVENILE CODES; ANALYSIS OF DATA IN THE LEAA (LAW ENFORCEMENT ASSISTANCE ADMINISTRATION) GRANTS MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM; TELEPHONE INTERVIEWS WITH THE STAFFS OF 372 YSB'S AND 45 STATE PLANNING AGENCIES; AND SITE VISITS TO 27 YSB'S. THE STUDY ANALYZED BOTH THE INTERNAL WORKINGS OF INDIVIDUAL YSB'S AND THEIR RELATIONSHIPS WITH THE LARGER NETWORK OF SOCIAL, EDUCATIONAL, AND JUVENILE JUSTICE SERVICES. AMONG THE STUDY TEAM'S FINDINGS WERE THAT MOST YSB'S PROVIDE DIRECT SERVICES AS THEIR PRIMARY FUNCTION, THAT THE YOUTH ADVOCACY FUNCTION OF THE BUREAUS RANGES FROM EXTREMELY LIMITED TO NON-EXISTENT; AND THAT YOUTH SERVICES BUREAUS DO LITTLE IN THE WAY OF PROMOTING CHANGE IN THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM. IT WAS CONCLUDED THAT THE YOUTH SERVICE BUREAU IS NOT SUITABLE FOR NATIONAL EVALUATION AS A SINGLE TOPIC AREA BECAUSE OF THE GREAT DISPARITY AMONG PROGRAMS, BUT THAT YOUTH SERVICES BUREAUS AND PROJECTS THAT ARE SIMILARLY DEFINED BY LOCAL CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD EITHER BE HANDLED INDIVIDUALLY WITHIN TOPIC GROUPS OR BY LOCAL EVALUATORS WITH FEDERAL ASSISTANCE. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)
Index Term(s): Evaluation criteria; National Evaluation Program; Research and development; Youth Services Bureau
Note: NATIONAL EVALUATION PROGRAM
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