|TITLE:||WHERE ARE THE GIRLS AT? AN EVALUATION OF THE US FACILITIES AND SERVICES FOR ADJUDICATED FEMALE YOUTH.|
|PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR:||LINDSTEADT, GREG|
|OTHER INVESTIGATORS:||ASHLEY BALDWIN; HEIDI BROWN; HALEY CARSON; ROGER CLARK; RACHEL NICHOLS; MELINDA REYES & JOYMARIE SCHULTE|
File Created: December 30, 2012|
Department Chair Action Date: January 10, 2013
Current Status: Final Status Report Received
|Confidentiality||Data are not linked to individuals|
STATEMENT OF PURPOSEThe purpose of this research is to locate and create a usable listing of facilities for adjudicated female youth in the US, to improve both access to researchers and collaboration between practitioners. The decentralized nature of the Juvenile Justice System in the US creates many barriers when attempting to examine the variety of methods and modalities utilized to care for these troubled youth. In addition, by contacting these state leaders in youth services we will be able to provide a summary of services viewed as critical in meeting the current needs of this population.
STATEMENT OF RESEARCH METHODOLOGYState youth service offices will be contacted via telephone by the research team and provided the attached interview. These interview questions will focus on the services provided in residential facilities and aftercare services. The survey tool utilizes a semi-structured interview, which allows the researcher the opportunity to transition based on the unique interview. Supplemental interviews may occur to define specific points discussed in the initial interview. This may include call backs, or personal discussions with staff from these facilities. Again, no youth or members of a protective population will be contacted for this study.
ANTICIPATED RISKS AND BENEFITSThis study poses minimal risk to the participants. Only current state youth workers will be contacted as a part of this interview process. Researchers will read a general statement of research prior to the interview. No specific youth or member of a protected population will be contacted or addressed in these interviews.
SUBJECT SELECTIONState youth administrators from 50 US states, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico will be interviewed to develop an understanding of current facilities and aftercare services.
CONFIDENTIALITYThe participant (interviewee) will be a state representative, providing background on the state services for youth. Personal opinion statements will be generalized as to not be identifiable to any particular state or agency contacted. Data hardcopies will be kept in the CJLSSW Research Office, stored in a locked file cabinet for 2 years and at which time they will be shredded.
PRIMARY SUPPORTING DOCUMENTClick for Word Document
Extension Request on 02-11-2013This is a request for an extension for data collection until March 15th, 2013.
Final Report on 03-12-2013Please extend the data collection to May 1, 2013
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