The authors of this paper discuss their research study methodology, outcomes, limitations, and implications, regarding youth recidivism rates for maltreated youth, following participation in the Crossover Youth Practice Model intervention program.
This study examined youth recidivism outcomes of the Crossover Youth Practice Model (CYPM) in an urban county in a Midwestern state. Crossover youth are defined as maltreated youth who have engaged in delinquency. Previous internal, exploratory research on recidivism indicates positive outcomes for CYPM youth, which is one of CYPM’s primary desired outcomes. In the current study, the authors used a quasi-experimental, post-test only design with independent historical and contemporaneous comparison samples. The authors linked state-level data from the State Court Information System with the Child Protection Administrative Data and the Automated Report Student System. Youth receiving CYPM services were less likely to recidivate than propensity score matched youth receiving “services as usual,” even when controlling for location, time, and other key covariates. The authors also discuss study limitations and implications. Publisher Abstract Provided
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