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<br /> e the 300 police referrals actually appeared at the job center; none of these 7 <br /> youth were enrolled in job training. <br /> Ms. Bascom commented that the juvenile component of the CRT program was not <br /> as effective as the council had hoped and did not reflect earlier <br /> predictions. In light of these results, it might be necessary to utilize <br /> other types of strategies. <br /> Mr. Gleason responded to Ms. Bascom's concerns by saying that the City is <br /> already working with Looking Glass and the Juvenile Department to refine the <br /> juvenile component of this plan. Two components of the revised plan include <br /> the creation of appropriate diversion programming and a restitution program. <br /> He added that the current design does not yield effective results because a <br /> three-month intervention is not enough time. One such long-term program that <br /> is effective in larger cities is the Urban Youth Corps. Mr. Gleason noted <br /> that Looking Glass, in conjunction with the City and the County, has received <br /> a grant for experimenting with an Urban Youth Corps program in Eugene. Mr. <br /> Green added that the Urban Youth Corps attempts to instill youth with <br /> self-esteem and pride by allowing access to meaningful jobs. Ms, Ehrman <br /> noted that because programs such as the Urban Youth Corps are voluntary, <br /> juveniles must be willing to jOin the program; this lack of youth willingness <br /> was a problematic area in the juvenile component of the CRT program. <br /> Responding to a question from Ms. Ehrman, Mr. Kaplan said that the increase <br /> in overall arrest activity that occurred as a result of the CRT program <br /> e consisted mostly of adult arrests for less serious offenses. <br /> Mr. Boles commented that there was a basic assumption that an inappropriate <br /> amount of jail space is being used by those who are intoxicated or those with <br /> mental illnesses. The data presented by the Department of Public Safety <br /> (DPS) does not confirm this. Mr. Kaplan indicated that it is difficult to <br /> determine after the fact which arrests are problem-solving arrests, where <br /> arrests are made on minor charges for a person1s own safety. Because of this <br /> difficulty, it was not possible to effectively evaluate this area. Mr. <br /> Oritz, a representative of White Bird Clinic, confirmed that such problem- <br /> solving arrests must be made to mitigate the City from potential liability, <br /> He added that this program, although still in its early stages, is trying to <br /> make it possible to house such individuals in locations other than jails. <br /> Mr. Holmer expressed concern with the organizational implications of <br /> continuing the CRT. He asked whether the CRT will fit into the already <br /> established DPS organization, or whether the City should consider creating a <br /> Human Service Department. Mr. Gleason responded that the greatest benefit of <br /> this program was the problem-solving integration between the DPS, White Bird <br /> Clinic, Buckley House, and Looking Glass. He noted that DPS, through its <br /> long-range planning process, wants to integrate public safety operation with <br /> the existing social services in an effort to respond to problems in a more <br /> proa ctive manner. <br /> Ms. Bascom indicated that she was very impressed with the work of White Bird <br /> Clinic and, in particular, the CAHOOTS van. She felt that the CAHOOTS van <br /> e was particularly important because of its ability to save police time. Ms. <br /> MINUTES--Eugene City Council October 23, 1989 Page 2 <br /> Dinner/Work Session <br />