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Integrating individual level drug and delinquency data with aggregate school, district and state level data

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
New Castle County
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2006, $64,170)

The purpose of this project is to develop and implement a model at the state level for collection, analysis, integration and dissemination of data pertaining to juvenile self-reported drug use and delinquency, and school safety using data from self-report surveys, aggregate data from schools and districts, and state judicial, education, health and social databases. The goals are to adapt self-report youth survey data and other currently collected state data to formats consistent with federal reporting requirements, rendering them more functional for purposes of needs assessment and evaluation for future juvenile justice programming in the state, and to enhance needs assessment analyses to be completed by the State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup with the goal of identifying geographic areas of risk and protective factor need in the state and linking them with services. Areas of delinquency to be addressed include substance use, gambling, personal and property offenses both in and outside of school, perceptions of school safety, and truancy. The population to be described by the project will include Delaware public school students in grades 5 through 12. The analyses will involve extensive secondary analyses of individual and aggregate level data currently being collected for other purposes. The performance measures will include:
' Number of agencies participating;
' Number of hours of training provided;
' Number of program materials developed;
' Number of agency policies or procedures created or amended. NCA/NCF

Date Created: July 26, 2006