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ERIC Number: ED137649
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Minnesota Youth Advocacy Corps: An Evaluation.
Higgins, Paul S.
The Minnesota Youth Advocacy Corps is an attempt to bridge the gap between institution and community for delinquent youth. The Corps was planned jointly by the Minnesota Departments of Education and Corrections, was funded by HEW (through the Youth Delinquency Prevention Administration) for initial organizational purposes and continued by funds from both LEAA (through the Govenor's Crime Commission) and Minnesota's Special Education program. In an attempt to determine the program's effectiveness in an objective manner, the Governor's Crime Commission, through its Project Evaluation Unit, contracted for an evaluation of the program during 1972-73. This report summarizes the findings of this evaluation. Careful comparisons between those youths who returned to areas served by Youth Advocates and similar youths who returned to areas without Youth Advocates demonstrate that the former group made a better adjustment to school and community life, as measured by school attendance, grades, new offenses and re-institutionalization. The study also indentifies advocate characteristics and activities which are most likely to contribute to the successful adjustment of delinquent youth. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul. Div. of Planning and Development.; Minnesota Governor's Commission on Crime Prevention and Control, St. Paul.
Authoring Institution: N/A