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NCJ Number: NCJ 240652     Find in a Library
Title: Curbing Re-Arrest for Serious Offenses: Community-Based Alternatives for Youth as Effective as Institutional Placements
Corporate Author: National Juvenile Justice Network
United States of America
Date Published: 01/2010
Page Count: 3
Sponsoring Agency: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
United States of America

William T. Grant Foundation
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John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
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US Dept of Justice
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Arizona Cmssn on Juvenile Justice
Office of the Attorney General
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Sale Source: National Juvenile Justice Network
1319 F.St. NW
Suite 402
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United States of America
Document: PDF 
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This fact sheet from the National Juvenile Justice Network presents the findings from a longitudinal study on the effectiveness of alternatives to incarceration for serious youth offenders.
Abstract: Findings from the study include the following: 1) community-based supervision is an effective alternative to incarceration for youth with serious offenses; 2) most youth who commit serious felony offenses will stop offending regardless of the method of intervention; 3) longer stays in juvenile institutions do not decrease rates of recidivism among serious youth offenders; 4) placement in juvenile institutions has been shown to increase the level of offending for some youth; 5) substance abuse treatment can decrease rates of recidivism for serious youth offenders; and 6) the presence of aftercare services reduced the likelihood of further involvement with the juvenile justice system for serious youth offenders. This fact sheet from the National Juvenile Justice Network presents the findings of a longitudinal study on the effectiveness of alternatives to incarceration for serious youth offenders. The findings from the study are intended to be used by State policymakers to find alternative and effective solutions to the problem of serious youth offending other than a reliance on youth incarceration. 11 references
Main Term(s): Juvenile offenders
Index Term(s): Juvenile detention ; Youthful offenders ; Juvenile adjudication ; Correctional institutions (juvenile) ; Violent juvenile offenders ; Juvenile justice reform ; Aftercare/juvenile parole ; Juvenile Corrections/Detention effectiveness ; Juvenile diversion programs ; Juvenile offender classification ; Juvenile case disposition ; Juvenile court judicial discretion ; Juvenile detention decisionmaking ; Offender-nonoffender comparisons ; Assessment (juvenile)
   
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