ERIC Number: ED430149
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Bay County Sheriff's Office Juvenile Boot Camp: A Follow-up Study of the First Seven Platoons. Management Report Number 44.
Florida State Dept. of Juvenile Justice, Tallahassee.
An evaluation was conducted of the first seven platoons (59 inmates) of male juveniles who entered the Bay County (Florida) Sheriff's Office Juvenile Boot Camp between June 1994 and August 1995. Findings include: the typical boot camp graduate was a 16-year-old male; 49 percent were black; the graduates averaged 7.7 delinquency cases before boot camp admission, more than half of which involved felonies (most frequently, burglary); the average length of stay was 138 days; as a group, the boot camp graduates increased one grade, 2 months in reading, one grade, 7 months in mathematics, and one grade, 8 months in spelling; aftercare services were provided by several community juvenile agencies; of the graduates, 52 percent successfully completed aftercare, and 36 percent were employed; and 49% of the graduates were readjudicated or convicted on new charges during the first year after graduation, about the same percentage as that of a matched control group of youths released from other moderate and high-risk residential commitment programs. It was recommended that further evaluation be conducted to determine which program components contribute to the achievement of program components, and not solely to outcomes. Contains 18 tables and 5 figures. (KC)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Correctional Education, Correctional Rehabilitation, Delinquency, Juvenile Justice, Outcomes of Education, Prisoners, Program Effectiveness, Recidivism
Public Information Administration, Department of Juvenile Justice, 2737 Centerview Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32399-3100; Tel: 904-921-5900.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Juvenile Justice, Tallahassee.
Identifiers - Location: Florida