SB1095, High Risk Youth Educattion and Public Safety Program
California Education Code Sections 47750-47773
This is a brief description of the multi-site evaluation of the California Department of Education's High Risk Youth Education and Public Safety Program (SB1095). This 5-year, $80 million pilot project began operations in 1997 following the enactment of legislation that Dr. Troy Armstrong helped to draft. Woven through this statute, SB1095, are research findings and programming components from the OJJDP-funded Intensive Aftercare Programs Project that was developed and largely conducted through the efforts of Drs. Armstrong and Altschuler at CSUS and Johns Hopkins University.
Developed as a collaboration between public schools and local juvenile probation departments, this project provides extended day and weekend, school-based programming for two cohorts of high-risk delinquent youth in selected communities in California. One targeted group consists of chronic adjudicated juvenile offenders transitioning back into the community from probation camps; the other group consists of younger offenders who have been adjudicated delinquent for the first time but exhibit a common set of risk factors including school problems, family dysfunction and substance abuse. A number of innovative strategies have been identified for specialized and more intensive intervention with these populations.
Fifteen program sites were implemented in eight counties throughout California. Designed to assess both program effectiveness and fidelity of implementation, the CDCPS evaluation team focused primary attention upon measures of success such as reduced rates of recidivism, improved school attendance and achievement, as well as lessened levels of school conflict and disruption.
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