Eight articles address measuring recidivism in juvenile corrections; a partnership model for county restorative justice programs; evaluation of a Parents Anonymous program; the efficiency and workload implications of a county mediation pilot program; the impact of juvenile drug courts on drug use and criminal behaviors; an examination of the link between youths' maltreatment histories and their risk of violence, assessing and improving the reliability of risk instruments; and the applications to juvenile justice settings of school policies, academic achievement and general strain theory.
"Measuring Recidivism in Juvenile Corrections" reports on standards for defining and measuring recidivism as developed by the Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators. "Barron County Restorative Justice Programs: A Partnership Model for Balancing Community and Government Resources for Juvenile Justice Services" describes how Barron County, WI, has developed a model for restorative justice programming that shows the benefits of integrating greater community-based services with juvenile justice systems. "Parents Anonymous Outcome Evaluation: Promising Findings for Child Maltreatment Reduction" presents the findings of a national evaluation of Parents Anonymous group participants conducted from 2004 to 2007. "Assessing Efficiency and Workload Implications of the King County Mediation Pilot" examines early case mediation as a tool for improving case efficiency so as to reduce judicial workload in King County, WA. "Impact of Juvenile Drug Courts on Drug Use and Criminal Behavior" compares youth who participated in juvenile drug court with youth receiving standard probation regarding the use of alcohol and other drugs and delinquency/criminal offending 3 months and 30 months after program participation. "Missouri's Crossover Youth: Examining the Relationship Between Their Maltreatment History and Their Risk of Violence" examines how delinquent youth with a maltreatment history may differ from non-delinquent maltreated youth in their risk factors and the extent to which these risk factors are associated with violent behavior.
- Assessing the Longitudinal Measurement Invariance of the Conflict in Adolescent Dating Relationships Inventory (CADRI) Victimization Scale Across Heterosexual and Sexual Minority Adolescents in the United States
- CARESim: An integrated agent-based simulation environment for crime and risk evaluation (CARE)
- The development and pilot testing of a family treatment court best practices assessment: The model standards implementation scale