Preliminary Findings From the SafeFutures Youth and Caregiver Surveys

Shelli Rossman, The Urban Institute

This paper examines baseline self-report survey data collected from youth and caregivers in several SafeFutures communities. The youth survey collects information on a range of individual factors including self-reported delinquency; victimization; peer associations; school involvement; commitment to pro-social norms; and the use of alcohol and drugs. In contrast, the caregiver survey seeks information about family composition; family involvement in pro-social activities; the problems and service needs of youth and other household members; and, services received through SafeFutures and other sources. Both surveys ask respondents about community characteristics, including mapping respondents' perceptions of local hot spots. Together, these data may be used to construct in-depth profiles of client and community needs.

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