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NCJ Number: 107233 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Reintegrating Incarcerated Youth Into the Public School System
Journal: Juvenile and Family Court Journal  Volume:38  Issue:3  Dated:(1987)  Pages:27-38
Author(s): L Sametz; D Hamparian
Date Published: 1987
Page Count: 12
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
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Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: To identify strategies to facilitate community reintegration and school reentry, this study tracked 382 youth who were released from State correctional institutions to community aftercare and who reentered the school system between April 1983 and May 1984.
Abstract: Subjects were tracked for continued school enrollment through June 1985 and for involvement in the juvenile and criminal justice system through October 1985. Results indicate that 1 year after release, only 27 percent of those who reentered school were still enrolled. Older and previously incarcerated youth were more likely to drop out than were others. By October, 1985, 64.6 percent of youth who reentered had further juvenile or criminal court involvement. Variables related to successful school reentry included younger age at release, only one commitment to a juvenile institution, shorter incarceration time, aftercare requirements of school attendance, and success in another area such as employment. Family criminality or delinquency, family incarcerations, prior adjudications, and committing offense were unrelated to reentry success. 6 tables, 3 notes, and 9 references.
Main Term(s): Juvenile reintegration
Index Term(s): Juvenile delinquency factors; Juvenile Recidivism; School dropouts; School influences on crime
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