The 8% Solution is a practical, common-sense guide offering long-term solutions to juvenile crime through a proven program. Written in narrative style with a liberal use of anecdotal incidents, this is an easy-to-read description of the law and details effective ways to correct the problem.
Chapter 9: All's Well That Ends Well: The Field Test Results
All's Well That Ends Well: The Field Test Results
The 8% Early Intervention Program field test officially began in October 1994 and ended in August 1996. During this period, 120 kids and their families received 8% Early Intervention Program services. This was about three times the number originally planned.
Getting New Cases on Board Quickly
One key objective of the field test was to streamline the process used to select and evaluate potential 8% cases. Prior to the initiation of the field test, the average time for probation officers to make their initial contact with new probationers and families was 4 to 6 weeks from the day that the minor officially became a ward of the juvenile court. It ...