ERIC Number: ED430150
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-May
Reference Count: N/A
Polk County Juvenile Boot Camp--Female Program: A Follow-up Study of the First Seven Platoons. Management Report Number 55.
Florida State Dept. of Juvenile Justice, Tallahassee.
An evaluation was conducted of the first seven platoons (28 inmates) of female juveniles who entered the Polk County (Florida) Juvenile Boot Camp between June 1995 and February 1996. Findings include: the typical female boot camp graduate was 16 years old; 57 percent were black; the graduates averaged 7.7 delinquency cases before boot camp admission, slightly less than half of which involved felonies (most frequently, burglary); the average length of stay was 162 days; 19 of the 28 graduates earned high school credits, with the average number of credits earned being 2.5; aftercare services were provided by several community juvenile agencies, and 65 percent of the graduates successfully completed aftercare; 28 percent were employed; about 21 percent 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; of boot camp graduates rearrested, about half were arrested for felonies and half for misdemeanors; and 30 percent of the graduates who were rearrested within 6 months of release were rearrested within 1 month of graduation from boot camp. 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 16 tables and 5 figures. (KC)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Correctional Education, Correctional Rehabilitation, Delinquency, Females, Juvenile Justice, Outcomes of Education, Prisoners, Program Effectiveness, Recidivism
Public Information Administrator, 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