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NCJ Number: 157257 Find in a Library
Title: Cashba: An Intensive Day Training Program for Juvenile and Young Adult Offenders
Author(s): A A M Essers; P Van der Laan; P N Van der Veer
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 61
Sponsoring Agency: Gouda Quint Bv
Arnhem, Netherlands
Netherlands Ministry of Justice
2500 Eh the Hague, Netherlands
Publication Number: ISBN 90-387-0407-0
Sale Source: Gouda Quint Bv
Postbus 1148
Type: Statistics
Language: Dutch
Country: Netherlands
Annotation: This study analyzed a program for young offenders in the Dutch city of Rotterdam from 1992 to 1994.
Abstract: The 13-weeks program consisted of general education, social skills training, job training, sports, and outdoor recreation. The 73 young men who participated in the program during the study period were predominantly repeat offenders who had committed numerous property offenses or acts of vandalism; more than half of the offenses also involved the use of violence. Before attending Cashba, the offenders had spent an average of 50 days in custody; by attending the program, they saved an additional seven weeks of prison. Nevertheless, more than one third of the youths failed the program because they absconded, broke house rules, or were arrested again. Sixty percent of all Cashba participants came into contact with the law again within the next few years. However, those who completed the program became recidivists less frequently. Compared to a control group of juvenile offenders who completed prison terms, the Cashba participants had slightly fewer cases of recidivism and committed less serious offenses. In this respect, the program can be considered a success. Statistical charts are included. 11 refs.
Main Term(s): Juvenile statistics
Index Term(s): Foreign juvenile delinquency; Juvenile program evaluation; Juvenile Recidivism; Juvenile rehabilitation
Note: US Department of Justice Statistics, Bureau of Justice Statistics, International Crime Statistics Program
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