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Title: TAHOE HUMAN SERVICES, INC - THE STATUS OFFENDER - AN ALTERNATIVE TO INCARCERATION - SECOND YEAR FINAL EVALUATION
Author(s): A FITZGIBBON
Corporate Author: Tahoe Human Services, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 71
Sponsoring Agency: California Office of Criminal Justice Planning
Sacramento, CA 95814
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Tahoe Human Services, Inc
South Lake Tahoe, CA 95705
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 78-ED-AX-0019
Publication Number: OCJP D-3342-2
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A CALIFORNIA PROGRAM WHICH PROVIDES SERVICES TO STATUS OFFENDERS OUTSIDE THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM IS EVALUATED.
Abstract: THE EL DORADO COUNTY PROGRAM WAS INITIATED IN 1975 AND PROVIDES A 24-HOUR TELEPHONE CRISIS LINE, FOSTER HOME PLACEMENT, COUNSELING AND REFERRAL SERVICES, AND TRAINING. THE EVALUATION INCLUDES A COMPARISON OF THE DIFFERENCES IN DISPOSITION AND RE-ARREST BEHAVIOR OF CLIENTS BEFORE AND AFTER TREATMENT IN THE PROGRAM. A QUALITY OF SERVICE ASSESSMENT IS MADE FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF OTHER COMMUNTIY AGENCIES; PROGRAM COSTS ARE COMPARED WITH ESTIMATES OF PREPROGRAM COSTS FOR PROCESSING STATUS OFFENDERS; AND PROGRAM IMPACT ON THE FLOW CLIENTS IS STUDIED. THE RESULTS SHOW THAT CLIENT OFFENSES DECREASED AFTER CONTACT WITH THE PROGRAM AND THAT OTHER COMMUNITY AGENCIES WERE GENERALLY SATISFIED WITH THE PROGRAM. WHILE COSTS INCREASED FOR FOSTER HOME PLACEMENTS, THE NUMBER OF REFERRALS FOR STATUS OFFENDERS DECREASED. OTHER SECTIONS OF THE REPORT DESCRIBE THE USE OF STAFF TIME, CHARACTERISTICS OF CLIENTS, AND SERVICES PROVIDED. APPENDIXES INCLUDE INFORMATION ON THE SOURCES OF THE EVALUATION DATA, TABLES, AND GRAPHS.
Index Term(s): California; Diversion programs; Social service agencies; Status offender diversion
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