ERIC Number: ED470717
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
Youth Offender Demonstration Project Process Evaluation. Final Report.
Miller, Ed; MacGillivray, Lois
Growing consensus among experts holds that youth who come under court supervision have multiple issues that require comprehensive and coordinated services and strategies to help them prepare for and attain jobs at wages that will sustain a constructive life path. A comprehensive approach, in theory, reduces dependency and breaks the pervasive cycle of crime and recidivism often experienced by youthful offenders and others who are at risk of court involvement. A significant effort to identify promising practices that have the potential to help prepare youthful offenders for employment was the Youth Offender Demonstration Project (YODP), a 24-month-long pilot that began in the summer of 1999. The goal of the evaluation was to document the implementation process over the demonstration period. The evaluation was to note achievements and challenges as project staffs attempted to deliver integrated services to the target population. To the extent possible, the evaluation also was to report the outcomes of the projects' efforts to transition youth offenders and youth at risk of becoming court involved to full-time employment at livable wages in positions with career potential. This volume describes, assesses, and summarizes the findings. A major part of the evaluation focuses on the extent that the projects were effective in building upon existing programs and systems to serve targeted youth. Five appendixes contain the solicitation for grant applications; scope of the work; field research guide; Category I Final Report Summaries; and Category III Final Report Summaries. (Contains 16 references.) (GCP)
Descriptors: Comprehensive Programs, Court Litigation, Delinquency, Delivery Systems, Integrated Services, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Recidivism, Secondary Education, Vocational Education, Youth
For full text: http://wdr.doleta.gov/opr/fulltext/YODP_final.pdf
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Labor, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Research and Evaluation Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.