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Proposal to Evaluate Community Assessment Centers

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 1998, $300,000)

Project Summary for 98-JB-VX-0113 Supplement 2

The ongoing evaluation of Community Assessment Centers funded by OJJDP has led to important findings and has served a critical role in the formative development of the Community Assessment Center (CAC) concept and its operationalization. At four sites, two in Florida and two in Colorado, the evaluator explored the process issues of planning and implementing a CAC, determined the outcomes of one of the oldest and largest CACs, and conducted a national census of CAC and CAC-like programs. Preliminary findings from the current census indicate that there are at least 60 CAC-like programs across the country. With this continuation award, data will be collected from the most promising CACs, analyzed, and distributed to the field in a meaningful and useful manner. Specific activities will include reviewing the evaluations that may have been completed on these CACs, collecting data from available automated data systems, and disseminating these results to practitioners.


Date Created: September 29, 1998