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NCJ Number: 41121 Find in a Library
Title: COMMUNITY TRANSITION IN YOUTH REHABILITATION
Author(s): A LATHAN
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 130
Sponsoring Agency: UMI Dissertation Services
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1346
Sale Source: UMI Dissertation Services
300 North Zeeb Road
P.O. Box 1346
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1346
United States of America
Type: Thesis/Dissertation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS STUDY ANALYZES THE RECENT SHIFT IN THE MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION OF YOUTH SERVICES FROM INSTITUTIONAL CONFINEMENT TO COMMUNITY-BASED TREATMENT THROUGH A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF THREE PROGRAMS.
Abstract: THE PROGRAMS STUDIED WERE: THE EVERETT HOUSE, A FACILITY FOR GIRLS LOCATED IN THE DORCHESTER SECTION OF BOSTON; PROJECT PLACE, AN OPEN FACILITY TO ANYONE UNDER 18; AND BROCKTON YMCA SHELTER CARE PROGRAM, A SEMI-CARE FACILITY. THE STUDY WAS UNDERTAKEN AGAINST A HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF OFFENDER REHABILITATION WITH A FOCUS ON DEVELOPMENTS IN THE MASSACHUSETTS CORRECTIONS SYSTEM, PARTICULARLY EXPLORING THE DIFFERENCES IN OPTIONAL TREATMENTS FOR YOUTHFUL OFFENDERS WITHIN TRADITIONAL AND ALTERNATIVE SETTINGS. FOR DATA COLLECTION, WRITTEN QUESTIONNAIRES WERE DISTRIBUTED TO STAFF AND CLIENTS AT THE DEPARTMENT OF YOUTH SERVICES AND A STATISTICAL ANALYSIS FOLLOWED. THE RESULTS SHOWED THAT THE RECIDIVISM RATE (BASED ON ARREST WHILE STILL IN THE PROGRAM) DROPPED MARKEDLY IN ALL PROGRAMS, WITH THE HIGHEST AT PLACE HOUSE AT 14 PERCENT AND THE LOWEST AT BROCKTON YMCA AT 5 PERCENT. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT)
Index Term(s): Comparative analysis; Correctional institutions (juvenile); Data collections; Effectiveness; Juvenile group houses; Massachusetts; Program evaluation; Recidivism
Note: UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO - DISSERTATION
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