ERIC Number: ED473119
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Jan
South Oxnard Challenge Project: Report of What Works.
Lane, Jodi; Schroeder, Amber; Turner, Susan; Fain, Terry
RAND Criminal Justice conducted a randomized experimental evaluation of the South Oxnard Challenge Project (SOCP), a collaborative project between county, city and private non-profit agencies based on the "Corrections of Place" (COP) model. The project targets youth who live in South Oxnard or Port Hueneme, are between 12 and 18 years old, have a citation or violation of probation, and score at least 12 points on a risk assessment instrument. The project successfully implemented pieces of the COP model, but struggled with taking the entire theory into daily practice. Incorporating "community" and adequately addressing victim needs were problematic due to the focus of SOCP efforts on youth and family. In addition, SOCP staff were required to balance the conflicts between the Corrections of Place approach and the legal requirements of administering justice. An appendix of letters to the South Oxnard Challenge Project are included. (Contains 14 references.) (Author)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Community Involvement, Cooperative Programs, Delinquency, Legal Responsibility, Prevention, Program Evaluation, Theory Practice Relationship, Violence, Youth Problems
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.
Authoring Institution: Ventura County Probation Agency, CA.