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NCJ Number: 159228 Find in a Library
Title: Manatee County Boot Camp: A One Year Follow-up of Graduates From the First Four Platoons
Corporate Author: Florida Dept of Juvenile Justice
Bureau of Data and Research
United States of America
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 27
Sponsoring Agency: Florida Dept of Juvenile Justice
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Sale Source: Florida Dept of Juvenile Justice
Bureau of Data and Research
2737 Centerview Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32399
United States of America
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The first four groups of juvenile delinquents who entered the Manatee County (Fla.) Boot Camp were studied in a 1-year followup that focused on offender characteristics, program completion, and recidivism.
Abstract: The typical participant was a 16-year-old male who had committed a felony property offense. Fifty-eight recruits graduated between July and September 1993, representing a 100 percent completion rate except for recruits removed for medical reasons or due to previously acquired charges. Seventy-one percent graduated within 4 months as scheduled. The average total length of stay, including those returned to boot camp after graduation, was 158 days. Recruits earned an average of 3.7 high school credits while in boot camp and an additional 2.6 credits during aftercare. Average scores on the Test of Adult Basic Education increased almost two grade levels overall during boot camp. Forty percent of the graduates successfully completed aftercare. Eighty-seven percent of those who successfully completed aftercare were employed at the time of their release. Seventy-four percent of the recruits were rearrested within 1 year of graduation; 60 percent have subsequently been readjudicated or reconvicted on the new charges, and 28 percent have been recommitted to the Department of Juvenile Justice. The largest proportion of rearrests was for felony property offenses. The majority of rearrests occurred within 5 months of graduation from boot camp. Tables, figures, and appended list of offense categories
Main Term(s): Juvenile Corrections/Detention effectiveness
Index Term(s): Florida; Shock incarceration programs
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