ERIC Number: ED454130
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-May
The YouthARTS Development Project. Juvenile Justice Bulletin.
Clawson, Heather J.; Coolbaugh, Kathleen
The arts enrich the culture and individual lives immeasurably, but what impact do arts-based programs have in preventing juvenile delinquency? To address this question, the YouthARTS Development Project, with the technical assistance of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), brought together Federal agencies, national art organizations, and a consortium of local arts agencies to develop and assess arts-based prevention programs for at-risk youth. This bulletin describes the evaluation and its positive findings for YouthARTS programs in Atlanta (Georgia), Portland (Oregon), and San Antonio (Texas). The bulletin states that the lessons learned by the Art-as-Work (Atlanta), Youth Arts Public Arts (Portland), and Urban smARTS (San Antonio) programs will help other agencies to improve their arts programs, achieve project goals, and recognize the importance of evaluating arts-based programs for at-risk youth. According to the bulletin, arts-based delinquency programs have a promising future, and objective assessments such as these show that people are on the right path toward realizing that future. (BT)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Art Education, At Risk Persons, Delinquency, Delinquency Prevention, Fine Arts, Individual Development, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Youth Problems
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Identifiers - Location: Georgia (Atlanta); Oregon (Portland); Texas (San Antonio)