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Findings From the Safe Kids/Safe Streets National Evaluation: KidSafe, Burlington, Vermont

NCJ Number
210280
Date Published
Annotation
This report describes the planning and implementation and results from the Safe Kids/Safe Streets (SK/SS) national evaluation on the SK/SS, KidSafe program in Burlington, VT.
Abstract
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs (OJP), the Safe Kids/Safe Streets (SK/SS) program which began in 1997 is designed to break the cycle of child abuse and neglect and the development of juvenile delinquency by funding community collaboratives. Five localities within five States implemented the SK/SS program: Alabama, Missouri, Ohio, Vermont, and Michigan. This report presents findings from the SK/SS national evaluation on the SK/SS demonstration site in Burlington, VT-KidSafe program. KidSafe was implemented in 1998 undertaking activities under four federally mandated program elements: system reform and accountability, continuum of services, data collection and evaluation, and prevention education and public information. The report discusses each of these elements, as well as staffing. Project accomplishments, as well as local perspectives on these accomplishments are presented and discussed. In acknowledging the success of KidSafe, several factors are identified that help account for these successes.
Date Created: July 1, 2014