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The Palm Beach County School Safety and Student Performance Partnership Research Project, Palm Beach, Florida, 2014-2018

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : administrative records data, aggregate data, experimental data
Creator
  • Mears, Daniel P.
  • Siennick, Sonja E.
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
2019-08-27
Publication Place
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Publisher
  • Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice
Language
English
Free Keywords
Schema: ICPSR
adolescents; counseling; delinquent behavior; high school students; high schools; intervention; juvenile offenders; juveniles; probation; school attendance; truancy; youthful offenders; youths
Description
  • Abstract

    These data are part of NACJD's Fast Track Release and are distributed as they were received from the data depositor. The files have been zipped by NACJD for release, but not checked or processed except for the removal of direct identifiers. Users should refer to the accompanying readme file for a brief description of the files available with this collection and consult the investigator(s) if further information is needed. This study evaluated a school-based, wraparound intervention for police- and court-involved youth in four high schools in Florida's School District of Palm Beach County. The intervention involved a collaboration between the schools, school police, the juvenile court, and several service providers. The collection contains 1 Stata data file (Data.dta (n=863; 118 variables)) and 1 Stata program file (Syntax.do).
  • Abstract

    The goal of the study was to identify ways to help youth refrain from delinquency or misconduct and to succeed academically through intervention. A secondary goal was to help improve schoolwide safety and academic performance.
  • Methods

    The project included an individual-level experimental design. The individual-level impact evaluation included 863 youth who assented and consented to participate in the evaluation. All had some previous form of contact with law enforcement or the juvenile court. Using a block randomization procedure, 436 of the youth were assigned to the intervention condition and 427 to a "business as usual" control condition. Outcome measures were taken from school records and from delinquency records from the state department of juvenile justice. Data spanned the years 2014-2018.
  • Methods

    Data.dta (n=863; 118 variables): the individual-level dataset includes data from 863 youth who assented and consented to participate in the evaluation. Variables include program services, including intervention, academic, and attendance meeting information, attendance and dropout interventions, mental health counseling, substance abuse evaluation, and juvenile justice system contact. Demographic variables include gender, race, school attended, number of unexcused absences, number of excused absences, calculated grade point average (GPA), suspension from school information, school disciplinary referral information, and type of student (i.e. diversion youth, intake youth, probation youth, juvenile first time offender, and turned over to school administration youth).
  • Methods

    Presence of Common Scales: None
  • Methods

    Response Rates: Not applicable
  • Abstract

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 2014--2018
  • 2014 / 2018
  • Collection date: 2015--2018
  • 2015 / 2018
Geographic Coverage
  • Florida
  • Palm Beach
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Adolescents attending the four study schools in Palm Beach, Florida, with police or juvenile court contact occurring between 2015 and 2018. Smallest Geographic Unit: None
Sampling
All youth who were enrolled in a participating high school and who met the eligibility criterion (known police or juvenile court contact) were approached to participate. Using a block randomization procedure (blocked by school and type of juvenile justice contact), 436 of the youth were assigned to the intervention condition and 427 to a "business as usual" control condition. Outcome measures were taken from school records and from official delinquency records from the state department of juvenile justice. Most measures were collected for the academic year prior to a youth's enrollment in the study, the academic year of the youth's enrollment, and, when available, the academic year following the youth's enrollment. For example, if a youth first enrolled in the study during the 2015-16 school year, data from the 2014-15, 2015-16, and 2016-17 academic years were collected for that youth. Data on juvenile justice contacts were collected for the year (365 days) before and the 90 days after the youth's enrollment in the program.
Collection Mode
  • record abstracts
  • on-site questionnaire
Note
Funding institution(s): United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice (2014-CK-BX-0018).
Availability
Delivery
One or more files in this study are not available for download due to special restrictions; consult the study documentation to learn more on how to obtain the data.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 37149 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)

Update Metadata: 2019-08-27 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-08-27

Mears, Daniel P.; Siennick, Sonja E. (2019): The Palm Beach County School Safety and Student Performance Partnership Research Project, Palm Beach, Florida, 2014-2018. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR37149.v1