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NCJ Number: NCJ 242736     Find in a Library
Title: Towards a Strength-Based Juvenile Correctional Facility: Sustainability and Effects of an Institutional Transformation
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Author(s): William H. Barton ; Juliette R. Mackin
  Journal: Journal of Offender Rehabilitation  Volume:51  Issue:7  Dated:October 2012  Pages:435 to 452
Date Published: 10/2012
Page Count: 18
  Annotation: This article reviews the administration of a State-run, secure juvenile correctional facility.
Abstract: In 2006, the administration of a State-run, secure juvenile correctional facility initiated an attempt to transform its institutional culture using a strength-based approach to assessment and case planning. This resulted in a rapid improvement in institutional climate. The current study revisits this setting several years later to see if those improvements were sustained, if they have produced better outcomes for youth, and if the assessment and case planning practices demonstrate fidelity to the intended approach. Results suggest that the institutional climate remains greatly improved and that recidivism results are encouraging, but that implementation of the practice model could be strengthened. Abstract published by arrangement with Taylor and Francis.
Main Term(s): Juvenile correctional facilities
Index Term(s): Recidivism ; Treatment offender matching ; Juvenile delinquents ; Treatment techniques ; Prison climate ; Alaska
Type: Issue Overview
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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