The Resource Evaluation of Florida's Avon Park Youth Academy and STREET Smart Program, 2002-2008

Evaluation of Florida's Avon Park Youth Academy and STREET Smart Program, 2002-2008

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Evaluation of Florida's Avon Park Youth Academy and STREET Smart Program, 2002-2008
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Evaluation of Florida's Avon Park Youth Academy and STREET Smart Program, 2002-2008
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The Evaluation of Florida's Avon Park Youth Academy and STREET Smart Program, 2002-2008 contains data gathered on youth involved in programs which aim to increase educational outcomes, increase labor force participation, and reduce recidivism. Avon Park Youth Academy (APYA) is a secure custody residential facility that provides specialized, remedial education and intensive vocational training to moderate risk youth committed to the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ). The STREET Smart program (SS) was the reentry component of the program, which provided community support and educational and vocational services to APYA participants on a voluntary basis after their release to the community. In the last several years, APYA/SS has received national and international recognition as a "Promising Program" for juvenile offenders. Both the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) determined that a rigorous evaluation was required to assess whether APYA/SS could progress from a "Promising Program" to an "Evidence-based Practice." To conduct this evaluation, the National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD) designed and conducted a field trial that randomly assigned youth committed to DJJ to the APYA/SS program or a control group. This experimental design permitted a rigorous test of the hypothesis that compared to the control group, APYA/SS participants would demonstrate more positive educational achievement, increased labor force participation, and reduced recidivism outcomes after community release. The 360 youth assigned to the experimental control group stayed at APYA for an average of 9.7 months from 2002-2005. Of these, 301 youth completed participation in the SS program by March 2006. The youth were observed for a three-year period after their community release dates. This included an interview following release from incarceration to collect data on educational achievements, employment, and justice system program experiences. All subjects had reached the 36-month follow-up threshold as of May 2008
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  • DeComo, Robert
  • Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor]
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Matthews, Tim
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Evaluation of Florida's Avon Park Youth Academy and STREET Smart Program, 2002-2008
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  • 2002--2008
  • 37111
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ICPSR37111.v1
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Evaluation of Florida's Avon Park Youth Academy and STREET Smart Program, 2002-2008
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  • 2002--2008
  • 37111
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ICPSR37111.v1
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