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Title: Project CREST (Clinical Regional Support Teams) - Gainesville, Florida
Author(s): W DeJong; C Stewart
Corporate Author: Abt Associates, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 77
Sponsoring Agency: Abt Associates, Inc
Cambridge, MA 02138
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Contract Number: J-LEAA-030-76
Sale Source: Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
United States of America

National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program Description (Model)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This manual is intended to help universities, agencies, and individuals develop programs similar to the Gainesville, Fla., Project CREST, which provides professional counseling to delinquent youth in three Florida counties.
Abstract: Project Crest (Clinical Regional Support Teams) has been designated an exemplary project by the National Institute of Justice. The program, designed to supplement State probation services, uses a dual treatment approach under which probation officers impose restrictions while counselors work to establish a supportive relationship with the youths involved. CREST uses a volunteer counseling staff drawn from graduate students in counselor education and also has a citizen advisory board. Following a general description of the program, the manual discusses CREST's history and how the project is affected by changes in Florida's juvenile statutes. A section on organization and operations discusses volunteer staff recruitment and training, administrative and clinical supervision of the volunteers, and the project's working relationship with the Florida Youth Services program. Additional subjects covered include CREST's treatment philosophy, service delivery methods, and the role of the citizen advisory board. A discussion of CREST evaluation studies, service costs, and budget follows. Finally, steps involved in planning and implementing a CREST program in other communities are reviewed. Figures, tables, photographs, and an appendix presenting forms the CREST counselors use to record client progress and counseling activities are included.
Index Term(s): Counseling; Florida; Juvenile probation; LEAA exemplary programs; Procedure manuals; State laws; Volunteer programs; Volunteer training
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