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NCJ Number: 152223 Find in a Library
Title: Evaluation of the National Demonstration of Boot Camps for Juvenile Offenders
Author(s): R Cronin
Corporate Author: American Institutes for Research
Ctr for Effective Collaboration and Practice
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 7
Sponsoring Agency: American Institutes for Research
Washington, DC 20007
Sale Source: American Institutes for Research
Ctr for Effective Collaboration and Practice
1000 Thomas Jefferson Street, N.W.
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20007
United States of America
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report compared data from three juvenile boot camp programs, operating in Cuyahoga County, Ohio; Denver, Colorado; and Mobile, Alabama, under the auspices of State or local county juvenile authorities and local agencies involved in juvenile justice.
Abstract: All three camps accepted male juvenile offenders, between the general ages of 13 and 18, who had not committed serious or violent offenses, had no medical or serious mental health problems, did not pose an escape risk, and were not in need of drug or alcohol treatment. All the boot camps featured a 3-month period stressing military structure and discipline and an intensive educational curriculum. During the 9-month aftercare phase, juvenile offenders received supervision and services located at community agencies, counseling, educational assistance, and various types of special programming. Preliminary data showed that the rates of program completion ranged from 70.5 percent in Mobile to 89.7 percent in Cuyahoga; overall attrition rates, including aftercare participation statistics, ranged from 41 percent to 50 percent. 7 tables
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Alabama; Colorado; Corrections; Juvenile Corrections/Detention effectiveness; Ohio; Shock incarceration programs; Statistics
Note: *This document is currently unavailable from NCJRS. Presented at the Fourth Annual Conference on Evaluating Crime and Drug Control Initiatives, Washington, DC, June 29, 1993.
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