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NCJ Number: 69787 Find in a Library
Title: Community-Based Residential Treatment Facilities: The Case of Dreyfous House
Author(s): M Slotnick
Corporate Author: New Orleans Mayor's Criminal Justice Coordinating Council
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 96
Sponsoring Agency: New Orleans Mayor's Criminal Justice Coordinating Council
New Orleans, LA 70130
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report highlights the issues that surround the continuation of programs whose original purpose has been changed and discusses the role of evaluation in this context.
Abstract: A Community-Based Residential Treatment Facility was established in New Orleans as part of an attack on the increasingly serious juvenile crime problem. The "Half-Way In" house was designated as a placement alternative for adjudicated youths. The project was to have numerous delays and changes previous to the entry date of its first client and full implementation of the project. Most of the delays took place as a result of adverse community reaction to serious juvenile offenders and the possible legal consequences of that reaction. The Dreyfous House Community-Based Residential Treatment Facility was then created to provide a therapeutic community for juvenile offenders who had needs between the traditional forms of treatment and free community living. If originally proposed, the selection of an alternate site in conjunction with a more structured community relations plan could have produced a more flexible admissions policy (i.e., the more serious juvenile offenders could have been accepted). Appendix
Main Term(s): Community-based corrections (juvenile)
Index Term(s): Juvenile group houses; Louisiana; Program evaluation
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