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NCJ Number: 250022 Find in a Library
Title: Learning More From Evaluation of Justice Interventions: Further Consideration of Theoretical Mechanisms in Juvenile Drug Courts
Journal: Crime & Delinquency  Dated:February 2016
Author(s): J. Long; C. J. Sullivan
Date Published: February 2016
Sponsoring Agency: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2007-DC-BX-0016
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Description; Program/Project Evaluation; Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Study/Research); Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Recognizing the importance of examining mechanisms that impact the success of justice interventions, this study collected data from a sample of youths participating in drug courts in nine sites across the United States and a comparison group of probationers (N = 1,372).
Abstract: Measures were drawn from case records. Path models with direct and indirect effects were analyzed. Aspects of the juvenile drug court process appeared to heighten the likelihood of youth failure in the program and recidivism. The ratio of incentives to sanctions was protective, as drug-court youth who experienced more of the former had a reduced likelihood of recidivism. 65 references (Publisher abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Juvenile drug courts
Index Term(s): Juvenile drug abusers; Juvenile drug treatment; Juvenile probation effectiveness; OJJDP grant-related documents; OJJDP Resources; Services effectiveness
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