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NCJ Number: 157882 Find in a Library
Title: Adult Imprisonment of Males Released From Residential Childcare: A Longitudinal Study
Journal: Residential Treatment for Children and Youth  Volume:12  Issue:2  Dated:(1994)  Pages:19-36
Author(s): S A Kapp; I Schwartz; I Epstein
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 18
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper describes the findings from a longitudinal study of adult imprisonment for males released from Boysville, a residential treatment program for juvenile delinquents and dependent and neglected youth in Michigan, in 1985 and 1987.
Abstract: The sample consisted of all male delinquent and child welfare cases released from Boysville's group homes and campus-based residential facilities in Michigan during 1985 and 1987. The name, race, and date of birth of each individual were matched against Michigan Department of Corrections through a manual process. The 1985 cohort was followed for 5 years and the 1987 cohort was followed for 3 years. Findings were used to develop a model to identify high-risk youths using an event history analysis. Results revealed that 25 percent of the 246 youths released in 1985 and 20 percent of the 317 youths released in 1987 were sentenced to adult prisons in Michigan. Most were imprisoned within three years of their release from Boysville. The group most at risk for imprisonment was nonwhite juvenile recidivists who were not placed at home after their release from Boysville. Findings indicated the need for carefully designed, more innovative, and more effective interventions for these youths. The research had additional program and policy implications for agencies administering residential programs for juvenile delinquents. Figure, tables, notes, and 43 references (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Juvenile Corrections/Detention
Index Term(s): Adolescent males; Correctional institutions (adult); Michigan
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