ERIC Number: ED223742
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Project CREST, Gainesville, Florida. An Exemplary Project.
DeJong, William; Stewart, Carolyn
This manual describes Project CREST (Clinical Regional Support Teams), a community project established in Gainesville, Florida, to supplement State probation services by providing professional counseling to delinquent youth. The project uses a dual treatment approach in which, on the one hand, probation officers impose restrictions, while on the other hand, CREST counseling teams establish supportive, caring relationships with the youth. CREST counseling teams consist of volunteer graduate counseling students from the University of Florida and undergraduates from a Gainesville community college. A description includes: (1) the history, development, and funding of Project CREST as a cooperative effort between the University of Florida and the State's Youth Services Program, with community, State, and Federal support; (2) project organization and operations, including staff recruitment and training, administration, cooperative relationships, treatment philosophy, service delivery, and the role of citizen advisory boards; (3) evaluation activities, program budget/costs, and guidelines for designing evaluations of similar projects; and (4) steps for planning and implementing CREST programs in other communities. (Author/MJL)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Cooperative Programs, Counseling Services, Delinquency, Delinquent Rehabilitation, Demonstration Programs, Government School Relationship, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, School Community Relationship, Student Volunteers, Volunteer Training
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. National Inst. of Justice.
Authoring Institution: Abt Associates, Inc., Cambridge, MA.
Identifiers: Florida (Gainesville); Project CREST
Note: Prepared by Abt Associates, Inc.