ERIC Number: ED220752
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Apr-16
Reference Count: N/A
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's Special Emphasis Program Has Not Realized Its Full Potential. Report to the Attorney General.
Anderson, William J.
Although the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 does not specify the primary purpose of the Special Emphasis Program, it is generally categorized as serving a dual function of research/demonstration and service delivery. A General Accounting Office (GAO) review was held to determine the efficiency and effectiveness of the management of the program. The results indicated that the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention did not recognize the need to operate the two programs in a different manner. GAO found that the office's policies and procedures primarily addressed service delivery and virtually ignored research/demonstration. In response to these findings, the Department of Justice, although disagreeing on some points, stated that corrective action would be taken. (JAC)
Descriptors: Delinquency Prevention, Delivery Systems, Nontraditional Education, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Validation, Research Needs, Research Problems, Technical Assistance
U.S. General Accounting Office, Document Handling and Information Services Facility, P.O. Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20760.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: General Accounting Office, Washington, DC.