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NCJ Number: 160928 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Evaluation of the Impact of Boot Camps for Juvenile Offenders: Cleveland Interim Report
Author(s): D Thomas; M Peters
Corporate Author: ICF International
United States of America
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 164
Sponsoring Agency: ICF International
Fairfax, VA 22031
National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
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Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: OJP-91-C-011
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
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United States of America

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Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: An experimental juvenile boot camp program established in Cleveland in 1992 was evaluated with respect to the extent to which youth received the prescribed services, short-term benefits of participation in the program, recidivism, and cost-effectiveness.
Abstract: The program included a highly structured 3-month residential program, followed by 6-9 months of community- based aftercare during which youth pursued academic and vocational training or employment while under intensive but gradually reduced supervision. The evaluation revealed that boot camp youth were more likely to recidivate than control youth. The exploratory analyses also suggested that youth with serious previous offenses but no previous commitment with the Ohio Department of Youth Services may benefit most from boot camp. Findings also suggested the benefits of helping youth find a job during aftercare and that a program component focusing on preventing continued drug-related activities might reduce the strong link between previous and subsequent drug-related offenses. Findings also indicated that providing treatment services in boot camp is considerably less expensive than in traditional institutional settings, mainly because of shorter relative periods of confinements. Findings suggested the desirability of narrowing the eligible youth pool and refining selection criteria. Additional findings, figures, tables, and footnotes
Main Term(s): Juvenile Corrections/Detention effectiveness
Index Term(s): Juvenile Recidivism; Ohio; Shock incarceration programs
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