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NCJ Number: 62827 Find in a Library
Title: NATIONAL EVALUATION OF PREVENTION - PRELIMINARY REPORT EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Corporate Author: Carter Ctr
United States of America
Project Director: B KRISBERG
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 33
Sponsoring Agency: Carter Ctr
Atlanta, GA 30307
National Institute of Justice/
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Grant Number: 77-NI-99-0008; 77-JN-99-0007
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Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: PRELIMINARY FINDINGS OF THE EVAUATION OF PROGRAMS FUNDED BY THE OFFICE OF JUNVENILE JUSTICE AND DELINQUENCY PREVENTION (OJJDP) ARE PRESENTED; NEW APPROACHES AND TECHNIQUES ARE EMPHASIZED.
Abstract: THE OJJDP AWARDED 16 GRANTS TOTALING $14.3 MILLION TO PRIVATE NONPROFIT AGENCIES TO DEVELOP PROGRAMS FOR YOUTH RESIDING IN COMMUNITIES CHARACTERIZED BY HIGH CRIME RATES, DELINQUENCY, UNEMPLOYMENT, AND OTHER INDICATORS OF POVERTY. THIS REPORT PRESENTS PROGRAM EVALUATION AFTER 1 YEAR OF OPERATION. THE PROGRAMS AND RESEARCH ARE EXPLORATORY IN NATURE. THE EVALUATION ANTICIPATED TWO LEVELS OF ANALYSIS. FIRST, A TRADITIONAL IMPACT ANALYSIS, AN ATTEMPT TO MEASURE EFFECTS OF PREVENTION EFFORTS ON YOUTH, COMMUNITIES, AND OTHER YOUTH-SERVING AGENCIES WAS CONDUCTED. THE SECOND LEVEL OF RESEARCH IS PROCESS ANALYSIS, WHICH IS DESCRIPTIVE OF HOW PROGRAMS WERE CONCEPTUALIZED, PLANNED, IMPLEMENTED, MODIFIED, AND TERMINATED. IMPACT ANALYSIS WAS DIFFICULT TO ASSESS BECAUSE OF DATA COLLECTION AND INTERPRETATION PROBLEMS AND UNSUCCESSFUL ATTEMPTS TO IMPLEMENT A CLASSICAL EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN. PROCESS ANALYSIS HAS BEEN MORE FRUITFUL. THE PROJECTS OFFERED AN ARRAY OF SERVICES TO SEVERAL THOUSAND YOUTH, AND TTHE ORGANIZATION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THESE PROJECTS HAVE BEEN HEAVILY DOCUMENTED. MORE EFFECTIVE COLLABORATION AMONG GRANTORS, PROSPECTIVE GRANTEES, AND EVALUATORS COULD PROVIDE AN IMPROVED ECONOMICAL RESEARCH EFFORT. (1WM)
Index Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention; Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP); Program evaluation; Summaries
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