ERIC Number: ED146190
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jan
Reference Count: 0
A Model for the Evaluation of Programs in Juvenile Justice.
Empey, LaMar T.
The author discusses the tendency of reformers of juvenile justice to equate change with effectiveness, and warns against repeating this error. He believes that collaboration between program and research personnel is essential in these programs. A juvenile justice model which integrates research and evaluation, clarifying the functions of each and identifying problems, is presented. The following guidelines are offered: (1) project goals should either deal with the program itself or with the generation of new knowledge; (2) target populations and the nature of the problem should both be clearly defined; (3) an intervention strategy and guidelines for implementation should be developed; and (4) the findings of the program should be assessed. Such a working model could be used as a guide for new research programs, or as an evaluation check list for use in deciding whether a potential program merits support. (MV)
Descriptors: Delinquency, Delinquency Prevention, Delinquent Rehabilitation, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Needs, Juvenile Courts, Models, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Secondary Education
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Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. for Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Dept. of Justice/LEAA), Washington, DC.