ERIC Number: ED373296
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jul
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Assessment of Family Resource and Youth Services Centers: A First Year Report to the Prichard Committee.
Roeder, Phillip W.
Based on interviews with those involved in the adoption and implementation of the Kentucky Education Reform Act (KERA) and its Youth Service Centers, as well as on analysis of program data gathered by state and local agencies, this first year assessment is intended to highlight successes in the early stages of implementation, raise appropriate questions concerning possible inhibiting factors, and discuss what lessons have been learned and what adjustments, if any, need to be made in KERA legislation or its administration at the state or local level as the program furthers the physical and emotional health and economic needs of children and families. Two general questions are considered: (1) whether the Interagency Task Force and local Centers are carrying out the legislative mandate and spending public funds as policy designers intended; and (2) whether Centers are having a positive impact on the well-being of needy families and children through increased access to new or improved health and social services. Although the program is complex and it is too soon to draw definitive conclusions, initial assessment suggests that answers to both questions are positive. (MSF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Kentucky Education Reform Act 1990