Accession Number : AD0622014

Title :   INTERVENTION DESIGN IN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: PRELIMINARY RESULTS OF A LOCAL ACTION PROGRAM IN LOS ANGELES.

Descriptive Note : Professional paper,

Corporate Author : SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Parsell,Alfred P.

Report Date : 20 AUG 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : Social action programs involving community development must take into account two basic considerations: (1) the problem of definition, since every social action program has community development components in that they represent intervention in some kind of community; and (2) the related problem of approach, since in the action program a decision must be made as to whether community development is to be viewed as a separate and distinct program in itself, or whether it is to be viewed as a planned or serendipitous attribute of all community intervention programs and, thus, a procedural rather than content element in social action. A partial test to explore the feasibility of employing community development as a content (program) area was included in the design of the broad-based community intervention program of the Youth Opportunities Board of Greater Los Angeles. For a number of reasons, many beyond the control of the YOB staff, a full test of the approach was not completed and significant evaluation was not possible. Analysis of the data available, incomplete and sketch though they may be, suggests that the decision ultimately made by program management on the basis of purely practical considerations may have been the correct one.

Descriptors :   (*SOCIOLOGY, CALIFORNIA), (*DELINQUENCY, CONTROL), MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, ADOLESCENTS, URBAN PLANNING

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE