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NCJ Number: 82027 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Case Studies of the National Project on Juvenile Justice - Final Report - Volume 2
Corporate Author: Mira Associates
United States of America
Date Published: 1981
Page Count: 92
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: This volume reports on the nine demonstration sites of a national project run by the Boys Club of America (BCA) to reduce juvenile delinquency.
Abstract: These nine case studies present the diversity of local BCA operations and include the larger and better funded local clubs, as well as the smaller clubs that face daily problems of funding, staffing, and organization. The case studies include Project YESS (Youth Employment, Skill, and Service) in Omaha, Nebr.; Wilderness Challenge operated by the Boys Club of Hollywood, Calif.; Easter Hill Outreach Project of the Boys Clubs of Richmond, Calif.; Orcutt Boys Clubs Peer Leadership Program in Bridegeport, Conn.; the Family Centered Youth Development Program in Schenectady, N.Y.; and the Neighborhood Outreach Program in Las Cruces, N.M. Other projects are the Life Skills Socialization, Treatment, Remediation Project in Asbury Park, N.J.; Outreach Youth Development Program in Binghamton, N.Y.; and the FUTURE (Further Understanding Through Use of Recreation and Education) Project in Waco, Tex. For each site, information is given on the project's target area, outreach, services, client participation, training, and community coordination, followed by a discussion and recommendations. Evidence from the case studies demonstrates that a club must have certain organizational resources to be effective, including adaptable and workable program models that are as theoretically sound as they are attractive to youth, ability to attract youth at risk through effective outreach efforts, and commitment to work with other community agencies. Realistic financial support also is needed. See NCJ 82026 for the final evaluation of the project.
Index Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention; Model programs; Youth groups
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