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Title: Evaluation of the Philadelphia TASC (Treatment Alternatives to Street Crime) Project - Final Report
Corporate Author: System Sciences, Inc
United States of America
Project Director: D V Cupo
Date Published: 1974
Page Count: 154
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
System Sciences, Inc
Bethesda, MD 20814
US Dept of Health, Education, and Welfare
Rockville, MD 20857
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 72-DF-03-0017; 72-ED-03-0003
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: This is the first of five reports on Treatment Alternative to Street Crime projects (TASC) under preparation for the Special Action Office for Drug Abuse Prevention in order to identify strengths and weaknesses of ongoing TASC projects.
Abstract: The report stated that the project in general performed adequately in its initial startup and first operational year. The time from initial grant approval to initial operation was short, many innovative techniques such as a semiautomated tracking system were tested, and policy and performance remained flexible. Decisions for the second year included the transfer of the intake function to a newly organized city central medical intake and the withdrawal of TASC funding support from treatment and rehabilitation elements. Issues still to be addressed as the TASC project matures are the means of increasing TASC client throughput and/or containing costs, the need to increase the availability of information about TASC at critical strata, the need for more appropriate referrals to community treatment centers and improved feedback on treatment progress, and a means of obtaining data directed at measuring TASC effectiveness. Charts and tabular data are included. Three appendixes contain tracking system output formats, tracking system position descriptions, and TASC memoranda of program description and eligibility requirements. (Author abstract modified)
Index Term(s): Drug treatment programs; Evaluation; Pennsylvania; TASC programs (street crime)
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