Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal

, Volume 12, Issue 1, pp 33–50 | Cite as

Evaluation of the Late Nite Basketball Project

  • David Derezotes


The author's research team evaluated the Late Nite Basketball Project, an innovative recreational gang diversion program. Data were collected from in-depth interviews of over 100 gang members, family members, and staff and then analyzed using qualitative methodology. Reported benefits included: fun, jobs and scholarships, skill-building workshops, reduction of inter-gang violence, and formation of new relationships. Key recommendations included: institutionalization; expansion of services to younger children, girls, and non-athletes; linkage to suburban leagues; establishment of peer-counseling; increased parental involvement; improved selection, training, and ongoing support for staff; and improved integration with other programs.


Family Member Young Child Research Team Social Psychology Parental Involvement 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Derezotes
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  1. 1.Graduate School of Social WorkUniversity of UtahSalt Lake City

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