ERIC Number: ED395080
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Aug
Evaluation of Teens, Crime & the Community, 1992.
Social Program Evaluators and Consultants, Inc., Bingham Farms, MI.
Since 1985, the National Crime Prevention Council and the National Institute for Citizen Education in the Law have been supporting the implementation of the Teens, Crime, and the Community (TCC) curriculum for use in a variety of settings. The curriculum is intended for teenagers aged 14 to 18. The 1992 evaluation was an outgrowth of smaller evaluations conducted in the previous 2 years. The evaluation includes: (1) a site visit to the Justice Resource Institute/Evaluation Program to document changes in the program in the past year; (2) pretest and posttest attitude and knowledge testing of 10 delinquent youth; (3) a site visit to a probation unit to document changes and perceptions of students; (4) site visits to two rural schools; (5) pretest and posttest data from 10 Iowa schools; and (6) interviews with 10 teachers. Attitude change for students appeared to be related to the program's focus on prevention and the use of resource people. Data support the hypothesis that TCC prevents or reduces future delinquent behavior for "regular" students. Students in juvenile justice facilities showed appropriate trends, but results did not reach statistical significance. Successful implementation of TCC appeared to depend on teacher commitment, administrative support, careful attention to the program, student empowerment, and adequate financial resources. (Contains eight tables.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Social Program Evaluators and Consultants, Inc., Bingham Farms, MI.