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NCJ Number
P M Moran
Date Published
51 pages
The Drug Education Law Enforcement Program (DELEP) used in local communities in Washington during Federal fiscal year 1991, mainly to enhance existing Drug Abuse Resistance Education Programs (DARE), was evaluated with respect to the use of the funds and other aspects of program compliance.
The program was funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance and administered by seven law enforcement agencies. At the end of fiscal year 1991, 20 percent of the funding had gone unbilled by the DELEP contractors to the State Department of Community Development. In addition, only 19 of the 40 required quarterly activity reports had been submitted at the time of the evaluation. Both law enforcement agencies and education agencies failed to submit the required reports. In addition, the reports that were submitted often contained inconsistent and inaccurate data. In all 72 schools, including 48 elementary schools, received DELEP services. A total of 11,400 youth received services; 9,822 youths received prevention services and 1,559 youths received intervention services. Recommended changes in the program include revising the quarterly report form, conducting training regarding the forms, processing vouchers only after receiving the forms, allowing a 1-month grace period for data collection and reporting, and reduction of funding to contractors who return funds at the end of the year. Tables and appended map, program description, and reporting form