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NCJ Number: 165604 Find in a Library
Title: Boot Camp Aftercare Programming: Current Limits and Suggested Remedies (From Juvenile and Adult Boot Camps, P 233- 255, 1996 -- See NCJ-165590)
Author(s): T C Castellano; S M Plant
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 23
Sponsoring Agency: American Correctional Assoc
Alexandria, VA 22314
Sale Source: American Correctional Assoc
206 N. Washington St., Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314
United States of America
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: There is widespread consensus that correctional boot camps without a well-developed and integrated aftercare component are doomed to fail; despite this common belief which tends to be supported by empirical research, very few correctional boot camps have a meaningful aftercare component.
Abstract: Boot camps tend to be very short in duration, with most programs ranging from 3 to 6 months. For many, it is inconceivable that programs of such length can have a lasting impact on young offenders who have multiple needs and must return to homes and environments that do not provide care, support, nurture, or safety. In demanding aftercare programming, others have focused on how the military model has been incorporated in boot camps. Most contemporary boot camps feature a process of individual reshaping that is much more limited than that found in the military. Evaluative research on boot camps shows that aftercare components are necessary ingredients in reducing recidivism. Support for the benefits of strong aftercare programming comes from research on drug treatment, intensive community supervision, and juvenile corrections. The common denominator in boot camp aftercare appears to involve the use of community supervision through probation or parole officers. Special aftercare programming tends to focus on treatment and rehabilitation. Examples of strong aftercare program models are cited, and recommendations on the establishment of effective boot camp aftercare programs are offered. 25 references and 2 tables
Main Term(s): Corrections effectiveness
Index Term(s): Aftercare/juvenile parole; Inmate Programs; Juvenile correctional programs; Juvenile Corrections/Detention; Juvenile offenders; Juvenile parole services; Juvenile probation services; Military role in corrections; Parole effectiveness; Probation effectiveness; Shock incarceration programs
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