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  NCJ Number: NCJ 241277     Find in a Library
  Title: Cost-Benefit Study of a Breaking the Cycle Program for Juveniles
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  Author(s): Alexander J. Cowell ; Pamela K. Lattimore ; Christopher P. Krebs
  Journal: Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency  Volume:47  Issue:2  Dated:2010  Pages:241 to 262
  Date Published: 2010
  Page Count: 22
  Annotation: This study presented a cost-benefit analysis of a Juvenile Breaking the Cycle (JBTC) program in Oregon.
  Abstract: The authors present a cost-benefit analysis of a Juvenile Breaking the Cycle (JBTC) program in Oregon designed to provide juvenile justice system monitoring and coordinated treatment and services to youth who are assessed as at high risk for recidivism and substance use. Detailed cost analyses are presented for youth in the JBTC program and a comparison group. Multivariate models for all costs combined indicate that the costs per JBTC youth are much higher than for the comparison group 6 to 12 months after intake. Twelve to 18 months after intake, the difference in juvenile justice costs between the two groups is negligible. These findings suggest that decision makers should not expect any additional case management and treatment costs to be offset immediately by reductions in juvenile justice costs. However, evidence suggests that juvenile justice costs may eventually be at least equivalent to usual care. Abstract published by arrangement with Sage Journals.
  Main Term(s): Juvenile justice research
  Index Term(s): Cost/Benefit Analysis ; Drug use ; Juvenile diversion programs ; Juvenile Recidivism ; Juvenile program evaluation ; NIJ grant-related documents ; Oregon
  Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Grant Number: 99-IJ-CX-0032
  Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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