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NCJ Number: 82026 Find in a Library
Title: Conclusions of Evaluation of the National Project on Juvenile Juvenile Justice, 1977-1981 - Final Report - Volume 1
Author(s): K Boggs
Corporate Author: Mira Associates
United States of America
Date Published: 1981
Page Count: 50
Sponsoring Agency: Boys'and Girls' Clubs of America
New York, NY 10017
Mira Associates

National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 79-JS-AX-0039
Sale Source: 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: The findings and conclusions of an evaluation over 3 years of the Boys Clubs of America's national project to demonstrate effective delinquency prevention strategies.
Abstract: Information was collected for case studies of each demonstration site through onsite review of project-related records and interviews with managers, staff, clients, board members, and others involved in the project's operations. Also, six impact studies of the project's effects on clients' attitudes and behavior were conducted. The evaluation concluded that the national project exceeded its objectives of recruiting youths at risk into Boys Club projects and that participants find that traditional Boys Clubs programs which emphasize peer leadership experience the most meaningful. Also, a well-organized, conscientious program to provide ongoing training and technical assistance to institutionalize the findings is well under way, appropriate implementation of prevention principles through traditional Boys Clubs services can reduce delinquency, and a 30.69-percent reduction in juvenile arrest rates over the project's 3 years was recorded in the demonstration site cities. A total of 24 tables are provided. See NCJ 82027 for the case studies. (Author summary modified)
Index Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention; Model programs; Program evaluation; Youth groups
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