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NCJ Number: 207639 Find in a Library
Title: Exploring Effective Educational Interventions for Young People Who Offend (From What Works in Probation and Youth Justice: Developing Evidence-Based Practice, P 88-108, 2004, Ros Burnett and Colin Roberts, eds. -- See NCJ-207633)
Author(s): Geoff Hayward; Martin Stephenson; Maggie Blyth
Date Published: 2004
Page Count: 21
Sponsoring Agency: Willan Publishing
Portland, OR 97213-3644
Sale Source: Willan Publishing
c/o ISBS, 5804 N.E. Hassalo Street
Portland, OR 97213-3644
United States of America
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: In examining effective educational interventions for juvenile offenders in the United Kingdom, this chapter addresses the link between education and offending, the Youth Justice Board's (YJB's) new education and training strategy, and what works in the educational interventions at the core of the YJB strategy.
Abstract: The main areas of linkage between education and juvenile offending are detachment from mainstream education, the impact of custodial sentences, and educational underachievement. The YJB has developed its Learning and Skills Strategy around these three key areas, as it focuses on reducing the number of juveniles detached from mainstream education, reducing the negative impact of custody, and increasing the literacy and mathematical skills of juvenile offenders. The chapter also considers how evidence can inform and facilitate the implementation of the YJB strategy, as it discusses whether educational services reduce recidivism, the features of successful education programs, how to design effective basic skills interventions, motivation and attitudes toward learning, and the infrastructure for effective delivery of education services. The authors conclude that this chapter's limited literature review supports the importance of education and training in reducing a juvenile's recidivism; however, there is a research gap in making causal connections between program features and gains in basic skills attainment. They advise that such knowledge must be gained while developing and implementing education programs. 35 references
Main Term(s): Juvenile educational services
Index Term(s): Foreign juvenile justice systems; Juvenile Corrections/Detention effectiveness; Juvenile program evaluation
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