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Title: The Multi-site Evaluation of the Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Initiative Characteristics of Prisoner Reentry Programs for Juveniles
Author(s): Laura Winterfield; Susan Brumbaugh
Corporate Author: The Urban Institute
United States of America

RTI International
United States of America
Date Published: October 2005
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
NCJRS Photocopy Services
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RTI International
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
The Urban Institute
Washington, DC 20037
Grant Number: 2003-RE-CX-K101;2004-RE-CX-0002
Sale Source: The Urban Institute
2100 M Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20037
United States of America

NCJRS Photocopy Services
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United States of America
Dataset: DATASET 1
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper presents findings from a multisite evaluation on the Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Initiative (SVORI) programs that serve juveniles only, and highlights organizational characteristics, approaches to service coordination, and special service components.
Abstract: This paper has shown that the juvenile Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Initiative (SVORI) programs are run by government agencies and focus equally on pre- and postrelease. They tend to be targeted geographically but are inclusive in their population and service focus. Most programs employ a continuity-of-care model that involves staff and community members working with juveniles both before and after release. This approach, combined with the provision of “wrap around services” reported by most programs, indicates that the SVORI juvenile programs appear to be incorporating best practices recommended by the juvenile programmatic field. The SVORI multisite evaluation, conducted by RTI International and the Urban Institute and funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice, provides brief and practical information on SVORI programs and interim evaluation findings. This paper describes SVORI programs exclusively serving juveniles along various dimensions that characterize their reentry approaches. Findings were based on data gathered from a June 2005 survey of the SVORI program directors. Tables
Main Term(s): Violent juvenile offenders
Index Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention; Juvenile delinquency prevention programs; Juvenile ex-offenders; NIJ grant-related documents; Post-release programs; Program evaluation; Program evaluation review techniques; Social reintegration; Violence prevention; Violent offenders
Note: *This document is currently unavailable from NCJRS. Downloaded on January 8, 2008. This report is part of the Reentry Research in Action: Findings from the Field, Multi-site Evaluation of the Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Initiative.
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