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NCJ Number: 183495 Find in a Library
Title: Characteristics of Effective Treatments and Interventions for Juvenile Offenders
Author(s): Richard E. Redding Ph.D.
Corporate Author: Institute of Law, Psychiatry & Public Policy, University of Virginia
United States of America
Date Published: 1999
Page Count: 9
Sponsoring Agency: Institute of Law, Psychiatry & Public Policy, University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22908-0660
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 97-JE-FX-0051
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America

Institute of Law, Psychiatry & Public Policy, University of Virginia
UVA Health System, P.O. Box 800660
Charlottesville, VA 22908-0660
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper examines characteristics of effective treatments and interventions for juvenile offenders.
Abstract: While no single treatment will rehabilitate all juvenile offenders, the best interventions share some characteristics. They are based on empirically demonstrated effective treatments, simultaneously address multiple risk factors (child, family, school, neighborhood) contributing to a child’s delinquency, are tailored to each child, are of sufficient duration and maintain high program quality in terms of staff recruitment and training, supervision, accountability for outcomes, and ongoing program monitoring and evaluation. The most effective programs include early screening, evaluation and intervention and are community-based. The paper provides an overview of research findings on the characteristics of effective interventions, identifies specific treatments generally considered the most effective in reducing recidivism in juvenile offenders, and describes certain treatments that show particular promise. Bibliography, references
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Juvenile Corrections/Detention; Juvenile offenders; Juvenile program coordination; Juvenile program needs assessment; Juvenile Recidivism; Juvenile rehabilitation; Juvenile treatment evaluation; Treatment effectiveness; Treatment intervention model; Treatment techniques
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