Analysis of client careers for program evaluation

Joan Hammond Brame, Helen Raskin White

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The present study analyzes the careers of clients, both within and between agencies. Several phases of the careers of 316 adolescent clients are examined as part of a process evaluationof Professional Youth Services (PYS). Clients’ movement within PYS is described to provideon understanding of when and why clients leave a helping agency and to describe some of the characteristics of clients who are most likely to have their treatment interrupted. In addition, clients’ “between agency” movement is analyzed by exploring the other human service agency involvements) of clients in this way the role of PYS in the larger service delivery network is clarified.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)31-49
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Social Service Research
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 6 1982

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science

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