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Title: Student Volunteer Prevention Project - Final Report, July 1, 1970 to August 31, 1971
Corporate Author: Dallas Cnty Juvenile Dept
United States of America
Project Director: L P Gollaher
Date Published: 1971
Page Count: 37
Sponsoring Agency: Dallas Cnty Juvenile Dept
Dallas, TX 75235
Texas Criminal Justice Council
Austin, TX 78767
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 70-DF-161
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This final report covers the Dallas Key Project, a student volunteer delinquency prevention project designed to help the predelinquent youth who is of junior high school age (12 to 14 years).
Abstract: An overview looks at the project's goals, the kinds of participants recruited, and the rationale for selecting volunteers from high schools. The processes for selecting high school volunteers, for matching volunteers to junior high school participants, and for recruiting junior high school participants are outlined, with attention to the explanations given to participants and their families and to the training programs developed for volunteers. Also, a project involving graduate student participation in the program is discussed, with recommendations for involving college students more intensively in the project in further years. Suggestions are made regarding the expansion of family counseling for these predelinquent youths. Descriptions are provided of the kinds of activities most enjoyed and used by the students, consideration is given to staff development and training sessions for project staff, and the development of an advisory council is documented. Finally, problems encountered in the operation of the project, an evaluation of the project's successes, and the use of control groups are addressed. The attitude test administered before and after the project is also described, and appendixes provide examples of the tests used in the project and the questionnaires administered to the volunteers, the parents of participants, and the predelinquent youths. Statistical reports and forms used in recruiting persons for the project are also appended.
Index Term(s): Adolescent attitudes; Family counseling; School delinquency programs; Success factors; Texas; Ungovernable juveniles; Volunteer programs; Volunteer training
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