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NCJ Number: 63478 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY (FL) STUDENT ADVISOR - INTERVENTION VERSUS INTAKE - EVALUATION REPORT
Author(s): K S TEMPLEMAN
Corporate Author: Hillsborough Cty Criminal Justice Planning Unit
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 132
Sponsoring Agency: Hillsborough Cty Criminal Justice Planning Unit
Tampa, FL 33602
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 76-A1-12-A301; 77-A1-12-AA01; PS-75-AS-12-A102; 76-A1-12-FA01; 77-A1-12-FA01
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE STUDENT ADVISOR PROJECT IN HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLA., IN WHICH FULL-TIME ADVISORS WORK WITH DELINQUENT AND PREDELINQUENT YOUTH IN SELECTED JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOLS, IS EVALUATED.
Abstract: THE PROJECT, BEGUN IN 1975, WITH LEAA FUNDING, IS INTENDED TO PREVENT TRUANCY, AND REDUCE SUSPENSIONS, DISRUPTIVE CLASSROOM BEHAVIOR, AND SUBSEQUENT ACTS OF DELINQUENCY. THE PROGRAM IS ADMINISTERED BY THE HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD. STUDENTS ARE REFERRED FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND REHABILITATIVE SERVICES (DHRS), LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES, DEANS, PRINCIPALS, AND OTHER SCHOOL STAFF. PROJECT SERVICES INCLUDE INDIVIDUAL, GROUP, AND FAMILY COUNSELING, AND EDUCATIONAL REMEDIATION. INITIAL PROBLEMS IN ADMINISTERING, COORDINATING, DESIGNING, AND STAFFING THE PROJECT WERE RESOLVED BY THE END OF THE FIRST GRANT YEAR. INTERVIEWS WITH SCHOOL STAFF INDICATED CONFIDENCE IN THE PROGRAM, ALTHOUGH THE DEGREE OF SUPPORT VARIED. ADDITIONAL DATA WERE COLLECTED USING A STRATIFIED, SYSTEMATIC SAMPLE OF 169 STUDENTS (ABOUT 15 PERCENT OF THE SECOND YEAR'S TOTAL). THE STUDENTS' AVERAGE AGE WAS 14.7 YEARS. MOST WERE IN EIGHTH OR NINTH GRADES AND ABOUT ONE THIRD LIVED WITH BOTH NATURAL PARENTS. RESULTS SHOWED THAT MOST OF THE STUDENTS MADE PROGRESS IN AT LEAST ONE MEASURABLE OBJECTIVE, AND HALF THE MEASURABLE OBJECTIVES WERE MET. DATE COLLECTED AND REPORTED BY PROJECT STAFF ON ALL THE 1976 PROGRAM'S STUDENTS WERE MORE POSITIVE THAN THE EVALUATION SAMPLE DATA. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT (1) A SINGLE SET OF SOUND PROGRAM OBJECTIVES BE ESTABLISHED; (2) THE PROGRAM BE USED AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO TRADITIONAL SCHOOL DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURES; (3) CASELOAD SIZES BE REDUCED; (4) SPECIFIC, WRITTEN TREATMENT GOALS BE ESTABLISHED FOR EACH STUDENT SERVED; (5) SPECIFIC CRITERIA FOR RELEASING STUDENTS FROM THE PROGRAM BE DEVELOPED; AND (6) IMPROVED EVALUATION PROCEDURES BE DEVELOPED. FOOTNOTES, TABLES, AND APPENDIXES PRESENTING THE EVALUATION DESIGN, MEASURABLE OBJECTIVES, AND STUDY INSTRUMENTS, ARE INCLUDED. (CFW)
Index Term(s): Evaluation; Florida; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA); Program evaluation; School delinquency programs
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