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Title: SAN LEANDRO (CA) GIRL'S CLUB PROJECT - FINAL EVALUATION REPORT
Author(s): R L EMRICH; A W HASSEN; C D KNOWLES
Corporate Author: National Council on Crime and Delinquency Research Ctr
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 90
Sponsoring Agency: National Council on Crime and Delinquency Research Ctr
San Francisco, CA 94108
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A SAN LEANDRO, CALIF., PROGRAM PROVIDING RECREATIONAL AND COUNSELING SERVICES FOR TROUBLED ADOLESCENT GIRLS IS EVALUATED TO DETERMINE WHETHER IT SHOULD CONTINUE TO RECEIVE REVENUE-SHARING FUNDS.
Abstract: THE SNEDIGAR COTTAGE COMPONENT OF THE SAN LEANDRO GIRL'S CLUB PROVIDES RECREATIONAL AND COUNSELING SERVICES TO WARDS OF THE COURT RESIDING AT THE SNEDIGAR FACILITY. THE PHOENIX COMPONENT OF THE CLUB SERVES GIRLS REFERRED BY THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND PUBLIC SCHOOLS, PROVIDING VOCATIONAL TRAINING AND JOB PLACEMENT SERVICES IN ADDITION TO RECREATION AND COUNSELING. RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES INCLUDE WILDERNESS TRAINING, SPORTS, MUSIC LESSONS, CRAFTS, BACKPACKING, COOKING, AND GYMNASTICS. CLIENTS PARTICIPATE IN THE SELECTION OF RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES TO FIT THEIR NEEDS. THE EVALUATION REPORT DESCRIBES THE CLUB'S HISTORY, ORGANIZATION, SERVICES, AND CLIENTS. IT ASSESSES ITS IMPACT ON THE COMMUNITY AND ON INDIVIDUAL CLIENTS, AS WELL AS ITS OBJECTIVES, STAFF, AND POLICYMAKING, FISCAL CONTROL, AND ACCOUNTING PROCEDURES. IT IS CONCLUDED THAT THE CLUB CAN BE AN EFFECTIVE TOOL IN PREVENTING DELINQUENCY AS WELL AS IN REHABILITATING SMALL NUMBERS OF DELINQUENTS. AMONG RECOMMENDATIONS FOR IMPROVEMENT ARE: BETTER RECORDKEEPING PRACTICES, ESPECIALLY WITH REGARD TO PROGRAM IMPACT ON CLIENTS AND CLIENT REASONS FOR NOT COMPLETING PROGRAM ACTIVITIES; MORE REALISTIC FEE-FOR-SERVICE QUOTAS; AND A MORE ENTHUSIASTIC AND SUPPORTIVE BOARD OF DIRECTORS. DETAILS OF EVALUATION METHODS AND FINDINGS ARE PROVIDED, TOGETHER WITH SUPPORTING DATA. (LKM)
Index Term(s): California; Evaluation; Female juvenile delinquents; Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP); Program evaluation; Recreation
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