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NCJ Number: 251100 Find in a Library
Title: Environmental and Personal Factors in a Community-Based Juvenile Offender Intervention
Author(s): Gerri Hanten; Adam Schmidt
Corporate Author: Baylor College of Medicine
United States of America
Date Published: August 2017
Page Count: 15
Sponsoring Agency: Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX 77030
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2012-MU-FX-0003
Sale Source: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
810 Seventh Street NW
Washington, DC 20531
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Description; Program/Project Evaluation; Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Study/Research); Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents the preliminary findings of an evaluation of a community-based intervention for juvenile offenders in Houston, TX, for the purpose of understanding the factors that affect the recidivism of youth who have been involved in the justice system.
Abstract: The five primary goals of this project were to obtain individual and environmental data on 75 youth offenders; to relate these data to recidivism; to link these factors to prosocial change; to examine the influence of mentor and probation officer factors in intervention success; and to disseminate the study findings. The preliminary findings provide support for the effectiveness of community-based interventions in reducing youth offenders’ recidivism. Findings also show the importance of factors related to a youth’s mindset of “readiness-for-change“ in responding and committing to intervention measures. An important feature of readiness-for-change was determined to be prosocial attitudes and related behavioral goals. In the next phase of this extended project, researchers will lengthen follow-up assessments to 24 months in addressing issues related to the prediction of a youth’s intervention response based on cognitive and environmental variables. 3 tables and 2 figures
Main Term(s): Juvenile Recidivism
Index Term(s): Adolescent attitudes; Attitude change; Attitude measurement; Desistance from Crime; Environmental influences; Juvenile probation effectiveness; Juvenile probation services; Juvenile recidivists; Juvenile Risk Factors; Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP); OJJDP final report
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