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Translating Research Into Practice: Designing Effective Reentry Services for Adolescent Offenders.

NCJ Number
Aggression and Violent Behavior Volume: 44 Dated: January-February 2019 Pages: 18-23
Nancy G. Calleja
Date Published
February 2019
6 pages
This article introduces the model design of a specialized juvenile reentry program that resulted in reducing recidivism to less than half the recidivism rate of those in the control group.
The reentry program and evaluation were funded by the Second Chance Act, and the program has been identified as a promising practice in reentry planning. The reentry project was a collaborative, region-wide effort involving juvenile justice administrators, law enforcement officials, treatment providers, and other community support partners. The intensity and type of reentry services provided were determined by the results of standard risk assessment and were delivered with a prescribed, dosage-based schema. Best practices in reentry planning are identified and the way in which current best practices informed the model design is illustrated throughout the article. This article is intended for information dissemination and potential project replication. (publisher abstract modified)