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Title: Monitor Report - Program 23C - Adequate Prevention Services and Programs
Author(s): M Foxcroft
Corporate Author: Wisconsin Council on Criminal Justice Research, Evaluation and Policy
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 35
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Wisconsin Council on Criminal Justice Research, Evaluation and Policy
Madison, WI 53702
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Activities and progress of three Wisconsin youth crime prevention projects designed to develop alcohol and drug use awareness, offer vocational and high school education, and provide recreational activities, are assessed in this first year (1977) refunding report.
Abstract: The Wisconsin Council on Criminal Justice (WCCJ) funded the three under Program Projects 23C, Adequate Prevention Services and Programs. The first of the projects, the Green County Unified Service Board's Pre-teen Educational Prevention program conducted discussions and exercises with youths to develop independent judgment and self-awareness, primarily concerning alcohol and drug use. A total of 210 youths at 4 schools were served. Significant progress towards implementing the youth groups was made but a planned advisory committee was not established, and a peer counseling program was not developed. The second project, the Madison Association of Alternative Schools (MAAS) Intensive High School Certification/Vocational Skills Training Program served 88 teenage dropouts during the year. Training towards obtaining a high school diploma, General Education Degree, and vocational training was offered. The final project the Plattevile Police Department's Recreational Alternatives for Preteens developed a recreational center with many activities such as pinball, air hockey television, film showings, arts and crafts, dancing, skating, and skiing trips. It was attended by 125 to 150 youths weekly. The impact of the three projects could not be assessed at the time of the report since data on juvenile apprehension rates were not available. Background information on each project (e.g., goals, resources) and on the participating youths, and data pertaining to the progress of the programs, are included.
Index Term(s): Drug information; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Wisconsin
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