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Title: VICTIM'S ASSISTANCE PROGRAM - A SUMMARY EVALUATION - REPORT NUMBER THREE
Author(s): R L SUTTON
Corporate Author: Clark Cnty Juvenile Court Services
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 68
Sponsoring Agency: Clark Cnty Juvenile Court Services
Las Vegas, NV 89101
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 76-DF-09-0045; 75-DF-09-0021
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS IS THE FINAL EVALUATION REPORT ON THE VICTIM'S ASSISTANCE PROGRAM OF THE CLARK COUNTY JUVENILE COURT AUTHORITY (NEVADA), A PROGRAM DESIGNED TO FACILITATE RESTITUTION PAYMENTS BY JUVENILES.
Abstract: THE VICTIM'S ASSISTANCE PROGRAM, WHICH RAN FROM OCTOBER 1, 1975, THROUGH JUNE 30, 1976, IN ITS INITIAL FUNDING, WAS INTENDED TO FACILITATE COURT-ORDERED RESTITUTION TO VICTIMS INJURED OR DAMAGED THROUGH ILLICIT JUVENILE ACTS. FOR THE PROGRAM TO ATTAIN ITS GOAL, IT WOULD PRODUCE A GREATER PROPORTION OF PAYMENTS RENDERED FASTER THAN BEFORE THE PROGRAM. IN ORDER TO IDENTIFY PROGRAM IMPACTS, A SAMPLE (N=71) OF JUVENILES INVOLVED IN RESTITUTION PAYMENTS BEFORE THE PROGRAM WAS COMPARED WITH A SAMPLE (N=129) INVOLVED IN THE PROGRAM AS TO THE PATTERN OF PAYMENTS. RESULTS SHOWED THAT UNDER THE PROGRAM, A GREATER PROPORTION OF THE TOTAL RESTITUTION OWED HAD BEEN PAID AND RESTITUTION PAYMENTS WERE FASTER. IN COMPARING SUBJECT CHARACTERISTICS TO PATTERNS OF RESTITUTION PAYMENTS, IT WAS SHOWN THAT THOSE MOST FAITHFUL IN THEIR PAYMENTS WERE LIKELY TO BE EMPLOYED, MALE, WITH A POSITIVE SELF-IMAGE, CONVICTED OF A LESS SERIOUS CRIME, HAD A FATHER IN LOWER-MIDDLE-CLASS AS COMPARED TO UPPER-CLASS OCCUPATIONAL ACTIVITY, AND WERE VIEWED BY PARENTS AS 'ESSENTIALLY GOOD.' A MODEL OF THE RESTITUTION PROCESS IS DEVELOPED FROM THE FINDINGS. ADDITIONALLY, INFORMATION IS PROVIDED ON THE PUBLIC RELATIONS AND WORK PLACEMENT EFFORTS OF THE PROGRAM. THE APPENDIXES CONTAIN SUPPORTING TABULAR DATA, ADDITIONAL FINDINGS, AND SAMPLES OF MATERIALS USED IN THE EVALUATION STUDY. DOCUMENTS IN THE SERIES ARE NCJ 65642-47.
Index Term(s): Juvenile restitution; Nevada; Program evaluation; Restitution programs; Victims of juvenile crime
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