ERIC Number: ED386627
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Sep
Intensive Aftercare for High-Risk Juveniles: A Community Care Model. Program Summary.
Altschuler, David M.; Armstrong, Troy L.
Crowded juvenile correctional centers, escalating costs of confinement, and high rates of recidivism have renewed interest in bringing innovative ideas to juvenile aftercare philosophy, practice, and programming. This program summary details an Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention initiative designed to assist public and private corrections agencies in developing and implementing effective aftercare approaches for chronic juvenile offenders who initially require secure confinement. This manual tries to provide the reader with a clear sense of how program elements and components are structured and how they function. Underlying principles offer a sufficient, sound, and understandable "blueprint" from which program design can proceed. The Intensive Aftercare Program (IAP) was designed to address: (1) identified, need-related risk factors associated with reoffending juveniles; (2) the set of ancillary program services that focus on other needs and problems of high-risk juvenile parolees; and (3) surveillance and monitoring objectives. With it, the juvenile justice system can begin to confront multifaceted circumstances part of the dynamics of recidivism. The theory-driven, empirically based IAP model is designed to: provide public protection; operate with limited resources; and be tailored to different jurisdictions that are trying to confront, hold accountable, and treat their own high risk parolees. (JBJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquent Prevention (Dept. of Justice), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A