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NCJ Number: 160949 Find in a Library
Title: Juvenile Boot Camps
Series: OJJDP Teleconference Videotapes
Corporate Author: Eastern Kentucky University
Dept of Correctional Training Resource Ctr
United States of America
Project Director: M A Jones
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 25
Sponsoring Agency: Eastern Kentucky University
Richmond, KY 40475
National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 95-JN-MU-0001
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: HTML (View Broadcast)|Text (Participant Packet)
Type: Training (Aid/Material)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This video of a national satellite teleconference on juvenile boot camps explores general characteristics of juvenile boot camps, offers a forum on juvenile boot camps, profiles a model juvenile boot camp in New York, and assesses the results of the "Impact Evaluation of Three Juvenile Boot Camps."
Abstract: The first portion of the video provides an overview of the common features of boot camps, using narration, video footage of boot camp operations, and video charts for key instructional concepts. Boot camp programs are typically designed to provide an intermediate sanction, promote basic traditional and moral values, increase academic achievement, provide discipline through physical conditioning and teamwork, instill a work ethic, and include activities to reduce drug and alcohol abuse among juvenile offenders. The forum on juvenile boot camp operational concepts, implementation issues, and characteristics consists of panel comments on viewer call-in questions. The video then profiles the Youth Development Program at the Sgt. Henry Johnson Youth Leadership Academy (YLA) in South Kortright, New York, which is considered by many experts to be a model boot camp program. Through a series of interviews, the video examines staff and juvenile interaction in the daily operation of the facility. The YLA is an intensive, highly structured and physically rigorous rehabilitation program for juvenile delinquents. Based on the latest developments in military training, the YLA supports and empowers its residents in creating and achieving positive personal goals. Program goals, program content, eligibility, philosophy, and aftercare are profiled. The review of the "Impact Evaluation of Three Juvenile Boot Camps" shows an impressive rate of program completion, improvements in academic skills for most youth, and employment success in the aftercare phase. None of the three boot camps apparently reduced recidivism over the study period; however, their cost-effectiveness compared to traditional institutions was established. A Participant's Resource Packet accompanies the video.
Main Term(s): Juvenile correctional programs
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Intermediate sanctions; Shock incarceration programs
Note: VHS color video, 1 hr., 40 minutes.
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