The Texas At-Risk Youth Services Project (ARYSP) is an interim research project directed by the Criminal Justice Data Analysis Team of the Legislative Budget Board (LBB). The goal of the ARYSP is to provide legislative recommendations to improve the delivery of services to at-risk youth in Texas. For purposes of this report, “at-risk youth” are defined as youth who have significant potential to enter or further penetrate the juvenile and/or criminal justice system. The ARYSP employs a multi-faceted research methodology to gain a comprehensive view of the various services available to at-risk youth in Texas and how local, state, private, non-profit, and educational entities serve at-risk youth in their communities. The recommendations contained in this report focus primarily on prevention and intervention. Prevention of criminal behavior and intervention for risk factors correlated with crime contribute to public safety and conserve long-term state funding.Though I haven't yet had time to read these recommendations, I thought I'd pass the link along for those interested and may return to it in more detail in a future post.
Thursday, February 03, 2011
Report: Texas At-Risk Youth Services Project
I just noticed a document from the Legislative Budget Board's website titled "Texas At-Risk Youth Services Project," (pdf), a report to the 82nd Texas Legislature dated January 2011, the Introduction to which begins as follows: