ERIC Number: ED449459
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jul
Reintegration, Supervised Release, and Intensive Aftercare. Juvenile Justice Bulletin.
Altschuler, David M.; Armstrong, Troy L.; MacKenzie, Doris Layton
Interest in the issue of aftercare for juvenile offenders continues to grow. Jurisdictions seek new ways to reintegrate youth being released from confinement back into their communities, while also ensuring for public safety. Juvenile justice policymakers and professionals are experimenting with aftercare and other reintegration models. After long-term, multistage research and development initiatives to design an intensive model, the Intensive Aftercare Program Model (IAP) was created. This publication describes the intensive juvenile aftercare model and compares it with other approaches. It offers an analysis of other programs with the goal of helping to determine what does and does not work in reintegrating juvenile offenders into their communities. The study suggests that some combination of treatment methods, with or without surveillance in the community, is effective in reducing the recidivism of juveniles. (Contains 71 references.) (JDM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Correctional Rehabilitation, Delinquency, Juvenile Justice, Models, Program Evaluation
Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse, P.O. Box 6000, Rockville, MD 20849-6000. Tel: 800-638-8736 (Toll Free); Fax: 301-519-5212.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.