ERIC Number: ED408408
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Mar-31
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Boys and Girls Clubs in Public Housing. Final Research Report.
Pope, Carl E.; And Others
This report presents findings and recommendations resulting from the evaluation of programs implemented in 15 cities by the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. These programs were implemented to distribute variations on the "Weed and Seed" program and its provision of crime and drug prevention programs. The overall goal of Weed and Seed was to form partnerships between law enforcement and local communities in order to interdict the cycle of drugs, violence, and crime often found in deteriorating areas of major cities, weeding out violent offenders and seeding high-crime neighborhoods with community-based programs. The Boys and Girls Clubs of America began demonstration projects under Weed and Seed in cities in public housing where there had previously not been any similar programs. Fifteen of the 22 new projects were studied in this evaluation. Each of the 15 sites is described, and information is provided about data collection and programming activities. The 15 projects were organized and implemented with commitment and energy. A few types of programs were particularly promising, such as the comprehensive efforts of five programs and the educational enhancement of five others. Recommendations are made for program continuation and improvement, centering on the development of long-term objectives, clarity about project goals, needs assessment, and special emphasis programming. The importance of record keeping and careful program evaluation is stressed. (Contains 13 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. National Inst. of Justice.
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