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Title: Social Innovation - Politics, Program, Evaluation - An Organizational Analysis of the Illinois Status Offender Service Project
Author(s): I A Spergel
Date Published: 1982
Page Count: 473
Sponsoring Agency: 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
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The study examines the Illinois Status Offender Services project including its two major components -- the Alternatives to Detention and the Service Demonstration programs, which represent an administrative and program policy innovation that significantly modified existing justice system procedures, agency service arrangements, and professional behaviors.
Abstract: The study describes the implementation of social policy at the local and State levels, analyzes program innovation in the juvenile justice field, and focuses on the role of the social administrator. The analysis examines what key actors, certain justice system units, and social agencies did in respect to the project. Problems of finances, organizational and interorganizational politics, the provision of services, administrative planning, and community support are also examined. The exploratory methods involved document review, field interviews, and observation. Findings are presented in terms of input (innovation model), process (program implementation), output (results and perceptions, individual program effects), and feedback. Tabular data and chapter notes are provided.
Index Term(s): Change management; Community-based corrections (juvenile); Illinois; Juvenile status offenders; Organization development; Organization studies; Political influences; Program implementation
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