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Title: Evaluation Summaries of Criminal Justice Programs, December, 1980
Corporate Author: Florida Bureau of Criminal Justice Assistance
United States of America

Florida Dept of Community Affairs
Division of Public Safety Planning and Assistance
Bureau of Criminal Justice Assista
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 55
Sponsoring Agency: Florida Bureau of Criminal Justice Assistance
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Florida Dept of Community Affairs
Tallahassee, FL 32304
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Findings and recommendations are summarized for 22 evaluation reports written by local and State level criminal justice planning agency personnel in Florida in 1980.
Abstract: Types of reports included narrative monitoring reports, process evaluations, and impact assessments. An evaluation of five juvenile delinquency prevention and diversion programs in Dade County, Fla. revealed that the programs enhanced youth development but produced little demonstrated reduction in juvenile delinquency. Findings implied that these programs should address youth's developmental needs rather than delinquency. Such programs should assist youth in achieving a sense of competence and usefulness, permit voluntary membership, and foster a sense of belonging. An evaluation of a Miami, Fla., ex-offender service project providing both temporary shelter and efforts to promote ex-offender employment indicated that the program should emphasize housing, counseling, and employment placement and should deemphasize vocational and educational placement activities. Other evaluations concerned a career criminal program in Jacksonville, outcomes of a work furlough and victim restitution program in Jacksonville, a program in Hillsborough County to assign individual law enforcement officers to specific junior high schools to promote the prevention of juvenile delinquency, and a Palm Beach program to provide sentencing alternatives other than incarceration for certain offenders following an assessment of their needs. Other evaluations focused on the Escambia County Treatment Alternatives to Street Crime program designed to reduce drug abuse and drug-related crime, the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program in Gainesville, and the Brevard County crime prevention program. State-level evaluations examined the nonsecure detention program for youths, the counseling and social services program of the Florida Department of Corrections, and the State supreme court's justice data center.
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Career criminal programs; Counseling; Criminal justice information systems; Evaluation; Ex-offender employment; Florida; Inmate Programs; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Juvenile detention; Program evaluation; School delinquency programs; TASC programs (street crime)
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