ERIC Number: ED440171
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
The Comprehensive Strategy: Lessons Learned from the Pilot Sites. Juvenile Justice Bulletin.
Coolbaugh, Kathleen; Hansel, Cynthia J.
In 1993, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) initiated a Comprehensive Strategy to provide a research-based framework of strategic response to juvenile delinquency. In 1996, three communities (Lee and Duval Counties, Florida and San Diego County, California) collaborated with the OJJDP to apply the Comprehensive Strategy . This bulletin describes the experiences of and lessons learned by these Comprehensive Strategy sites. These three communities have made substantial progress toward planning and implementing targeted and cost-effective ways to promote healthy youth development and to stop the development of serious, violent, and chronic juvenile offending. The bulletin provides an overview of the Comprehensive Strategy and describes the Comprehensive Strategy planning processes and key lessons learned at each pilot site. Critical success factors overall have been: (1) leadership; (2) agency and community support; (3) maximizing existing resources and systems; (4) marketing; (5) training and technical assistance; and (6) a degree of early success. Some of the obstacles these pilot sites faced were in the areas of data collection, "turf" issues, scheduling and time demands, and community participation. (Contains 11 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Community Programs, Delinquency, Elementary Secondary Education, Pilot Projects, Planning, Prevention, Program Descriptions, Urban Schools, Young Adults
Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse, P.O. Box 6000, Rockville, MD 20849-6000. Tel: 800-638-8736 (Toll Free). For full text: http://www.ncjrs.org/pdffiles1/ojjdp/178258.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.