skip navigation

PUBLICATIONS

Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.

 

NCJ Number: 97749 Find in a Library
Title: Structural Persistence in Proactive Organizations - The Case of Sexual Assault Treatment Agencies
Journal: Journal of Social Service Research  Volume:7  Issue:4  Dated:(Summer 1984)  Pages:21-36
Author(s): C B Smith; P M Marcus
Date Published: 1984
Page Count: 16
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Data from 36 well-established services and newly formed proactive agencies offering some services to adult rape victims are used to test our arguments that proactive organizations more than other service agencies use volunteers, make use of personal referrals to specific individuals in serving clients, educate the public, and secure more commitment of staff to the task or goals of the agency and less to the specific agency itself.
Abstract: We question life-cycle hypotheses that organizations drift away from such voluntaristic and personal practices as part of maturation. Organizational imprinting in a specific era, and the inadequate supply of resources to substitute for volunteer zeal, make any inexorable unfolding in a life cycle unlikely to hold for proactive organizations. (Author abstract)
Index Term(s): Organization studies; Services effectiveness; Sexual assault victims; Victim services; Volunteers
To cite this abstract, use the following link:
http://www.ncjrs.gov/App/publications/abstract.aspx?ID=97749

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.