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  NCJ Number: NCJ 215559     Find in a Library
  Title: Title V Community Prevention Grants Program, 2004-2005 Report to Congress
  Document URL: PDF 
  Corporate Author: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
  Date Published: 2008
  Page Count: 31
  Annotation: This report to the U.S. Congress for fiscal years 2004 and 2005 presents the results and analysis of the first round of performance-measurement data from the recipients of grants under the Title V Community Prevention Grants Program, which provides funding to the States for locally operated delinquency prevention programs.
  Abstract: From January 1, 2005, to September 30, 2005, Title V programs provided services to 59,589 youth and 11,029 parents. Eighty-five percent of served youth completed program requirements, and 90 percent of both youth and their families reported satisfaction with the services they received. Local projects addressed a wide range of youth behaviors with varying success. The most effective programs addressed youths' school academic performance and social skills. At least 75 percent of the participating youth exhibited the desired behavioral changes. In contrast, programs that focused on reducing teen pregnancy were less effective. This report presents brief descriptions of selected programs throughout the country that have proven their effectiveness and sustainability. A discussion of the next steps in delinquency prevention addresses support for the participation of faith-based organizations, ways to sustain the Title V model, refinement of the Title V performance measurement system, and publicizing the cost-effectiveness of prevention. This report also provides information on the history of Title V appropriations and earmarks, as well as Title V activities at the Federal and State levels. 3 references
  Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention programs
  Index Term(s): Grants or contracts ; Juvenile delinquency prevention ; Federal government ; Social skills training ; Office of Justice Programs (OJP) ; Federal legislation
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  Type: Legislation/Policy Description
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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