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ERIC Number: ED378026
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
An Evaluation of West Yorkshire Sports Counselling Project: Workshop Report.
Nichols, Geoff
The West Yorkshire (England) Sports Counselling Association (WYSC) is a voluntary organization that, in partnership with the Probation Service, provides sports counseling to persons on probation or youth justice supervision. Sports leaders provide sports counseling on a one-on-one basis during a 12-week program of activities designed for the individual participant. The program aims to introduce each participant to a structured program of sports and leisure activities that provide positive experiences and achievements, and to work with participants to the point that they can pursue such activities independently. In its first year, WYSC worked with approximately 70 clients, of whom 39 completed the program. WYSC identified reasons why monitoring and evaluation of the program were necessary, and hired evaluators from the University of Sheffield to handle external evaluation. Six research objectives were agreed upon: (1) program impact on client reconviction rate; (2) why participation had this impact, if it did, and other factors influencing impact; (3) good practice in working with local authorities; (4) good practice in working with the Probation Service; (5) equality of access to WYSC; and (6) reactions of participants. Research design and methodology are outlined for each of these objectives. (SV)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)