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NCJ Number: 32756 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: DEINSTITUTIONALIZATION - DATA ON ONE COMMUNITY BASED ANSWER
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Worcester Juvenile Court
United States of America

Youth Opportunities Upheld, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 114
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Worcester Juvenile Court
Worcester, MA 01605
Youth Opportunities Upheld, Inc
Worcester, MA 01605
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: AN EVALUATION, BASED ON INTERVIEWS AND JESNESS SCALE AND RECIDIVISM DATA, OF YOUTH OPPORTUNITIES UPHELD, INC., INTENSIVE PROBATION PROGRAM, A COMMUNITY BASED CORRECTIONS PROGRAM ESTABLISHED IN 1971 IN WORCESTER, MA.
Abstract: OFFENDERS ARE DIRECTED TO THE PROGRAM BY THE COURT. THEY ATTEND ONE TWELVE WEEK PROGRAM ON A DAILY BASIS, AFTER SCHOOL, FOLLOWED BY ANOTHER TWELVE WEEKS ON A WEEKLY BASIS, AND A FINAL TWELVE WEEKS WHICH INCLUDE A TERMINATION INTERVIEW AND EVALUATION. THE PROGRAM PROVIDES COUNSELING, FAMILY THERAPY, MEDICAL CARE, GROUP 'RAPS', EDUCATION-VOCATION ASSISTANCE, AND RECREATION. DATA INDICATE THAT THE LIKELIHOOD OF RECIDIVISM IS ABOUT EQUAL FOR PROGRAM AND REGULAR PROBATION YOUTH, ALTHOUGH EIGHTY PERCENT OF PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS WERE EFFECTIVELY TREATED WHILE CONTINUING TO LIVE AT HOME AND ATTEND THEIR OWN SCHOOLS. ANTISOCIAL PASSIVE AND ANTISOCIAL AGGRESSIVE OFFENDERS WERE FOUND TO BE MOST DIFFICULT TO TREAT. PARTICIPANTS TENDED TO VIEW THE PROGRAM IN POSITIVE AND CONSTRUCTIVE TERMS. THE REPORT CONCLUDES, HOWEVER, THAT THERE CONTINUES TO BE A NEED FOR INTENSIVE, SECURE TREATMENT FACILITIES FOR A SMALL NUMBER OF OFFENDERS WHO REMAIN BEYOND THE REACH OF COMMUNITY-BASED CORRECTIONS PROGRAMS.
Index Term(s): Community-based corrections (juvenile); Juvenile day treatment services; Juvenile Recidivism; Massachusetts; Program evaluation
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