ERIC Number: ED447164
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Summary of Outcome Data for Youth Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Programs.
The purpose of this report is to summarize steps taken in evaluating outcomes for the prevention of youth alcohol and other drug abuse (AODA) for selected AODA prevention programs and projects as reported to Wisconsin's Department of Health and Family Services by grantees. A study by Wisconsin's Legislative Audit Bureau evaluated 6 projects, which funded approximately 60 grantees. In measuring outcomes, the evaluators looked at quarterly progress reports and the six AODA goals outlined by Wisconsin's governor: (1) reduce the number of youth smoking cigarettes; (2) reduce the number of youth using chewing tobacco; (3) reduce the number of youth using alcohol; (4) divert youth released from detention from AODA/drug selling; (5) decrease AODA for youth in counties receiving family preservation and support funds; and (6) other prevention goals. A total of 49 grantee files were reviewed. of these, 26 were not required to submit quarterly reports. Of the 23 other grantees studied, all but one sent in at least one quarterly report, but only 5 initially reported outcomes tied to reducing youth AODA. To obtain additional information, evaluators requested additional 1998 outcome data. Of the 41 grantees that responded, 28 reported outcome data. Data are grouped by the goals addressed. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Health and Family Services, Madison.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin