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Completion and Recidivism Rates of High-Risk Youth on Probation: Do Home Visits Make a Difference?

NCJ Number
The Prison Journal Volume: 98 Issue: 2 Dated: 2018 Pages: 143-162
Date Published
20 pages

Since probation supervision with and without home visits is an under-researched area for adjudicated higher risk youth, this study compared 287 juvenile probationers receiving police/probation home visits with similar youth (n = 437) who were supervised on regular probation without home visits.


Youth performance was measured during supervision and up to 24 months following probation. The most notable finding was that the rearrest rate for youth who had home visits during supervision was three times lower after probation supervision ended than for youth who did not have home visits. (publisher abstract modified)

Date Published: January 1, 2018