ERIC Number: ED364803
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Sep
Building Supportive Communities for Youth: Local Approaches to Enhancing Community Youth Services and Supports. Commissioned Paper #7.
O'Brien, Raymond; And Others
This document presents findings and conclusions drawn from a study that identified almost 30 community initiatives aimed at improving youth services; examined 10 of these initiatives in some depth; and focused intensively on documenting the history and status of three of the initiatives that best demonstrate the potential effect that broad-based community planning and monitoring might have on the availability, scope, quality, and focus of community-based youth services. Section I provides an overview of community initiatives, describes the context of the initiatives, and explains the framework of the study. The study methodology, selection, and assessment criteria are described. An analysis of the final 10 initiatives examined includes discussions of the initiatives' history/origins, goals, strategies, impact, structure, inclusiveness, funding, and implementation. Section II presents case studies of the three community initiatives chosen for detailed analysis: the Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas County, Florida; the Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board; and Chicago's Cluster Initiative (Marion County Commission on Youth). Each of the initiatives is described, strengths of the initiatives are identified, and challenges for the future are proposed. Section III examines the role of the voluntary sector and discusses lessons from the case studies' communities in section II. Tables on initiative profiles, examples of initiative goals, examples of initiative strategies, and involvement of various sectors are attached, as are a list of community initiatives considered, and brief descriptions of the final 10 initiatives. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Carnegie Council on Adolescent Development, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC.
Note: For a related document, see CG 025 127.