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NCJ Number: 51038 Find in a Library
Title: EVALUATION OF A JUVENILE JUSTICE AND DELINQUENCY PREVENTION AND TREATMENT SYSTEM
Author(s): C J CRAIG
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 116
Sponsoring Agency: UMI Dissertation Services
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1346
Sale Source: UMI Dissertation Services
300 North Zeeb Road
P.O. Box 1346
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1346
United States of America
Type: Thesis/Dissertation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A SYSTEMS APPROACH IS EMPLOYED IN AN EVALUATION OF THE LAFAYETTE, IND., JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM, AND AN ONGOING PROGRAM OF EVALUATION FOR THE SYSTEM IS PROPOSED.
Abstract: THE SYSTEMS ANALYSIS PROVIDES A PICTURE OF THE FUNCTIONING OF PROGRAMS WITHIN LAFAYETTE'S JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM, THE INTERRELATIONS OF AGENCIES, AND THE SYSTEM'S RESOURCES. THE GOALS, OBJECTIVES, ASSUMPTIONS, AND STRUCTURE OF THE INDIVIDUAL AGENCIES WITIN THE SYSTEM ARE ASSESSED. INITIAL EVALUATION OF THE OVERALL SYSTEM IN TERMS OF PROCESS, ASSUMPTIONS, AND PROGRAMS POINTS UP AREAS OF AGREEMENT AND DISAGREEMENT AMONG PARTICIPANTS IN THE SYSTEM AND REVEALS THAT LITTLE ONGOING EVALUATION IS TAKING PLACE. PARTICIPANTS EXPRESSED A DESIRE FOR FEEDBACK ON THE IMPACT OF THEIR PROGRAMS, BUT ALSO WERE CONCERNED THAT EVALUATIONS MIGHT BE USED INAPPROPRIATELY BY THE COMMUNITY. THE FINDINGS OF THE INITIAL EVALUATION ARE THE BASIS OF A PLAN FOR EVALUATING THE SYSTEM ON AN ONGOING BASIS. THE PLAN INCLUDES EFFORTS BY INDIVIDUAL AGENCIES TO DEFINE THEIR GOALS AND OBJECTIVES MORE CLEARLY AND TO EVALUATE THE ASSUMPTIONS UNDERLYING THEIR GOALS, AS WELL AS SYSTEMWIDE EFFORTS TO EXAMINE AGENCY COORDINATION. A METHOD FOR ASSESSING SYSTEM IMPACT ON INDIVIDUAL OFFENDERS THROUGH THE USE OF A REVIEW BOARD IS SUGGESTED. PROBLEMS THAT ARISE IN EVALUATING AGENCIES AND SYSTEMS ARE DISCUSSED, AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS FOR EVALUATION RESEARCH ARE SUGGESTED. AN ASSESSMENT OF EVALUATION METHODOLOGY IS CALLED FOR. A BIBLIOGRAPHY IS INCLUDED. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFEDL--LKM)
Index Term(s): Evaluation; Evaluation techniques; Indiana; Juvenile justice system; Systems analysis
Note: PURDUE UNIVERSITY - DOCTORAL DISSERTATION
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