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NCJ Number: NCJ 241034     Find in a Library
Title: Social Support, Motivation, and the Process of Juvenile Reentry: An Exploratory Analysis of Desistance
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Author(s): Elizabeth A. Panuccio ; Johnna Christian ; Damian J. Martinez ; Mercer L. Sullivan
  Journal: Journal of Offender Rehabilitation  Volume:51  Issue:3  Dated:April 2012  Pages:135 to 160
Date Published: 2012
Page Count: 26
  Annotation: This study explored the experience of reentry and desistance among juvenile offenders.
Abstract: Many scholarly works and studies have explored the experience of reentry and desistance for adult offenders, but fewer studies have focused on these processes among juvenile offenders. Using qualitative case studies of juveniles released from secure confinement, this study explores the desistance process during juvenile reentry by examining how social support is used during the process. The authors propose that motivation, derived from both agentic resolve and reinforcement from social support networks, is necessary for successful desistance. Abstract published by arrangement with Taylor and Francis.
Main Term(s): Juvenile offenders
Index Term(s): Community support ; Young Adult (18-24) ; Family support ; Juvenile diversion programs ; Reentry
Sponsoring Agency: New Jersey Juvenile Justice Commission
United States of America
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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