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ERIC Number: ED505555
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 65
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 11
Los Angeles County Juvenile Justice Crime Prevention Act. RAND Quarterly Report, October 2008. Technical Report
Fain, Terry; Turner, Susan; Ridgeway, Greg
RAND Corporation
This document is the second quarterly progress report for the evaluation of Juvenile Justice Crime Prevention Act (JJCPA) programs for the Los Angeles County Probation Department. The report covers the period from July 1, 2008, through September 30, 2008. The intent of the report is to provide Probation and the community-based organizations (CBOs) that provide services to JJCPA programs with advice, recommendations, and guidance in building sustainable juvenile programs, ultimately elevating program standards. In July 2008, the RAND Corporation staff conducted Correctional Program Checklist (CPC) assessments of five home-based service providers as part of its ongoing evaluation of Juvenile Justice Crime Prevention Act activities through the Los Angeles County Probation Department. The objective of these assessments was to conduct a detailed review of the home-based-program services and materials in order to compare current practice with the literature on best practices in corrections. More specifically, these assessments determined whether the treatment interventions were consistent with the research literature on evidence-based practices and the principles of effective intervention. The assessment evaluated each provider's capacity (its capability to deliver evidence-based interventions and services for offenders) and content (substance). Capacity includes leadership and development, staff characteristics, and quality assurance. Content includes offender assessment and treatment. Using structured staff-member interviews and data gathered from representative case files and other relevant program materials, each of these five domains was scored and rated as highly effective (65-100 percent), effective (55-64 percent), needs improvement (46-54 percent), or ineffective (45 percent or less). (Contains 4 footnotes, 7 figures, and 3 tables.) [The research described in this report was conducted under the auspices of the Safety and Justice Program within RAND Infrastructure, Safety, and Environment (ISE), a division of the RAND Corporation, for the Los Angeles County Probation Department. This report was written with Jesse Jannetta, Alyssa Chamberlain, Randy Myers, Lori Sexton, Sarah Smith, and Matthew Valasik.]
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: RAND Corporation
Identifiers - Location: California