Repairing the Broken Home Renea Scott Soc. 402-01 :Program Evaluation 10 April 2014
The Broken Home • Repairing the Broken Home is a multi-facet residential non-profit that seeks to provide treatment for children with emotional, behavioral, and psychiatric needs. The services provided by this program seeks to counter-act the social problem of Teenage Delinquency.
Literature Review • The article Juvenile delinquents, Margois claims that there is a high correlation with Delinquency and the broken home. This is social issue because delinquents are responsible for the rising criminal numbers (Margois 212). He argues that delinquency has now become an epidemic, where offenders long for praise and emulation (Margois 218). • Margaret K. Rosenheim in the A Century of Juvenile Justice adds to this list by arguing delinquency is not only caused by broken homes but lack of socializing experiences, lack of job opportunities and the labeling effects of the juvenile justice system
Literature Review • Peter Greenwood in the Prevention and Intervention Programs for Juvenile offenders offers a solution by advocating for institutions such as Repairing the Broken Home .He believes that these Programs are vital because they reduce delinquency and promote social development (Greenwood 186). These programs not only save young lives but prevent adult criminals. Therefore it reduces crime burden on society and victims (Greenwood 186). He maintains that while it may cost states billions a year to arrest, prosecute and incarcerate a criminal. Investing in successful programs such as Repairing the Broken Home can save tax payers seven to ten dollars for every dollar invested (Greenwood 186).
Bibliography • Greenwood, Peter. 2008. "Prevention and Intervention Programs for Juvenile Offenders." The Future of Children 18(, Juvenile Justice):185-210. • Margolis, Joseph. 1960. "Juvenile Delinquents: The Latter-Day Knights." The American Scholar 29(2):211-218. • Rosenheim, Margaret 2002. “A Century of Juvenile Justice.” IL: University of Chicago Press
DataAnalysis • Research Question : Are Delinquents in the program less likely to partake in criminal activities than who do not participate in the program ? • Analysis Performed : Binary ..Yes or No • Cross-tab and Chi Squared • Logistic Regression • Evaluation Design: XO O
Results Results The Program appears to be working as it reports 47.5% participating in program remain delinquent while 53.4 % out of the program delinquent. But, it was not statistically significant, The reported p-value was .105 > .05
Results :Regression In the Logical Regression ,it proves insignificant with a reported value of .224.