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Title: Leon County Sheriff's Department Boot Camp: A Follow-up Study of the First Five Platoons
Corporate Author: Florida Dept of Juvenile Justice
Bureau of Data and Research
United States of America
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 46
Sponsoring Agency: Florida Dept of Juvenile Justice
Tallahassee, FL 32399
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Type: Program/Project Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report describes the Leon County, Florida, Sheriff's Department Boot Camp (LCSDBC) program, the aftercare providers and the outcomes for the first five platoons to attend the program.
Abstract: Outcome measures for program graduates include educational progress, employment placement and subsequent criminal activity within 1 year of release from the program. The report also compares outcomes for program graduates with an equivalent group of juveniles released from other Department of Juvenile Justice programs. Major findings include: (1) Sixty-three of the 66 recruits admitted in the first five platoons graduated, two had been removed for medical problems, and one for psychological problems; (2) The typical graduate was a 16-year-old male; (3) Eighty-one percent were black; (4) Graduates averaged 11.3 delinquency cases before boot camp admission; (5) As a group, graduates increased approximately one grade level in reading and more than one grade in math and language; (6) Sixty-seven percent of graduates successfully completed aftercare; and (7) Statistics on rearrest, re-adjudication or conviction on new charges for boot camp graduates do not differ significantly from a matched comparison group of 63 youths released from other moderate and high-risk residential commitment programs. Notes, tables, figures, appendixes, references
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Florida; Juvenile Corrections/Detention; Juvenile length of stay; Juvenile offender statistics; Juvenile offenders; Recidivism; Services effectiveness; Shock incarceration programs; State juvenile justice systems
Note: Management Report Number 35
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