Web Watch for February 2003

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Juvenile Justice

Juvenile Justice Evaluation Center Online
is a valuable instrument for any juvenile justice worker. A collaboration between the U.S. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and the Justice Research and Statistics Association, the site brings together a wealth of resources ranging from state data to instruments to measure program effectiveness.  


Nonprofit CARES
offers valuable information on risk management for nonprofits. The resource, once sold as a CD by the Washington, D.C.-based Nonprofit Risk Management Center, includes information on nine risk assessment areas and offers links to organizations in the field of nonprofit management. The content was provided for free on this site by the Public Entity Risk Institute.


Computers for Youth
helps nonprofit organizations that seek to put computers and Internet access in the homes of low-income families. The site provides links to information about the program and how to participate, volunteer, donate, or sponsor a youth. Computers for Youth is funded by the U.S. Department of Education, foundations, corporations and individuals.

Mental Health 

About Our Kids
connects parents and youth workers to critical information about child mental health and behavior. Seemingly no topic is left uncovered, with categorized articles providing easy-to-read advice on subjects such as discussing war with kids and helping them feel less homesick at camp. The site also provides information about clinical topics like attention deficit and eating disorders. The site is operated by the New York University Child Study Center.


ECPAT International
provides research material and media clippings for advocates who combat child prostitution and trafficking. The site pulls together research (predominantly from the United States and Europe) on child prostitution and provides information on best practices around the world. The best feature is the country-by-country overview of information on child exploitation. The site is funded in part by the European Union and UNICEF.


Government Benefits
uses a cross-reference system to display federal government benefits available to individuals. Information is provided to visitors through an interactive process. Viewers must first check all categories to which they belong – such as student, low-income or veteran – then answer more specific questions before being linked to information about benefits available to them. The site, hosted by Firstgov in partnership with a number of federal agencies, is easy to navigate and simple to read.

Youth Development

CHCI Youth
was created by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) to help prepare the next generation of Hispanic leaders. The site features tips on applying to college and getting scholarships and internships, and links to the “Top 25 Colleges for Latinos.” The site also has information on leadership and scholarship awards from CHCI. The site is funded by the AT&T Foundation.