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NCJ Number: 159751 Find in a Library
Title: Designing and Evaluating Boot Camps: Proceedings of the Juvenile Corrections Leadership Forum, October 1994 Session, Boston, Massachusetts
Corporate Author: Crime and Justice Research Institute
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 11
Sponsoring Agency: Crime and Justice Research Institute
Philadelphia, PA 19123
Sale Source: Crime and Justice Research Institute
520 N. Columbus Blvd., Suite 600
Philadelphia, PA 19123
United States of America
Type: Conference Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Directors of approximately 12 State juvenile corrections systems met in October 1994 to discuss juvenile shock incarceration programs and learned that their concerns regarding the proliferation of these programs could be addressed effectively by learning about best practices.
Abstract: The administrators attending who had strong views against boot camps prior to this session came away with an appreciation for the potential contained in the military academy model, concern for how to control trends in the application of the model, and a view that further exploration of its use is desirable. All agreed that careful evaluation was necessary, as was a strong and well-connected aftercare component. Recommended characteristics of the model include using the military academy model in which formal training occupies every waking moment of a youth's life in the residential environment, an emphasis on teaching skill development, high expectations for learning, family involvement as an essential component of successful reintegration of youths into their homes and neighborhoods, a residential period of 4-6 months, aftercare starting from the first day, and recognition of the potential for development of every youth. List of additional characteristics
Main Term(s): Juvenile Corrections/Detention
Index Term(s): Juvenile Corrections/Detention effectiveness; Shock incarceration programs
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