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NCJ Number: 248537 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Cross-Site Evaluation of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Tribal Green Reentry Program: Final Technical Report
Author(s): Christine Lindquist; Tasseli McKay; Mindy H. Stahl; Ada P. Melton; Rita Martinez; David J. Melton
Corporate Author: RTI International
United States of America

American Indian Development Associates
United States of America
Date Published: December 2014
Page Count: 89
Sponsoring Agency: American Indian Development Associates
Albuquerque, NM 87104
Library of Congress
Washington, DC 20540
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
RTI International
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Contract Number: LCFRD11C0002
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Study/Research)
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report evaluates demonstration grants, funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), that incorporate green technologies and environmentally sustainable activities in programs designed to help justice-detained and reentering tribal youth successfully reintegrate into their communities and prevent future criminal behavior among at risk youth.
Abstract: Three American Indian tribes that received Tribal Juvenile Detention and Reentry Green Demonstration (“Green Reentry”) grants were evaluated: the Hualapai Indian Tribe, the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe. Throughout their grant periods, the grantees received training and technical assistance from the Tribal Juvenile Detention and Reentry Resource and Technical Assistance Center, managed by the Education Development Center. The report summarizes the implementation experiences and program impact of the three grantees, as documented by a cross-site evaluation. After a brief literature review that provides context for the Green Reentry initiative the authors describe the initiatives and cross-site evaluation methodology; present the evaluation findings, including descriptions of the programs and implementation experiences; provide outcome evaluation findings, including qualitative findings on perceived impact and quantitative findings on the impact on recidivism; and provide recommendations for practice and policy, and outline future research directions. The Green Reentry grantees were found to be extremely successful at implementing a diverse set of green projects and intensively serving youth. Despite encountering numerous implementation challenges, interviewees reported that the programs were very successful at developing strong relationships with youth, teaching them new skills, and exposing them to a new way of thinking. Findings from the recidivism analysis suggest that Green Reentry participants had lower short-term rates of recidivism than comparable youth not enrolled in the programs. The programs built close networks among tribal agencies and youth-serving organizations on the reservations where they worked, with many staff and stakeholders feeling that service coordination for youth had improved as a result of their efforts.
Main Term(s): Juvenile Aftercare; Juvenile Recidivism
Index Term(s): Aftercare decisionmaking; American Indians; Juvenile delinquency prevention programs; Juvenile recidivism prediction; Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP); OJJDP final report; Post-release programs; Reentry; Tribal Youth Programs
Note: This project was supported by contract no. LCFRD11C0002, awarded by the Library of Congress in coordination with the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Points of view and opinions in this document are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the Library of Congress or the U.S. Department of Justice.
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