ERIC Number: ED172068
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of Florida's Intensive Counseling Program.
Florida State Dept. of Health and Rehabilitative Services, Tallahassee.
This report evaluates the pilot Intensive Counseling Program which serves juvenile delinquents with community-based group (eight to ten youths) counseling sessions that meet at least four times a week, and are less expensive and more personalized than traditional residential treatment. Youths and parents contract for the program and must be able to travel to the sessions. Besides conducting group sessions, counselors verify group discussions with related community persons, conduct required parent sessions, and provide community referral services. Program objectives of replacing other treatments and reducing recidivism more than other programs are met or exceeded. Data comparing Intensive Counseling graduates with a control group of youths furloughed from training school to"Aftercare" reveal differences only in offense type and prior commitments. These results point to consideration of these factors in candidate assignment. Care in drawing conclusions from the favorable low recidivism rate is cautioned. (LS)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Health and Rehabilitative Services, Tallahassee.