ERIC Number: ED460500
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Feb
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California's System of Care Model for Reducing Juvenile Crime: Riverside County's Successful Interagency Program.
Salazar, Jesus Jose; Sherwood, Deborah; Toche, Linda L.
This paper describes a California-based interagency program that combines mental health, educational, and probation services in an effort to reduce juvenile recidivism. The program provides interagency services at three therapeutic high schools and one juvenile facility with the goal of keeping minors at home and thereby reducing recidivism by keeping them out of restrictive facilities. After six years of implementation, the program has served a total of 1,507 juvenile wards at the interagency community schools and juvenile facility. The sites served about 300 juvenile wards in fiscal year 1995-96. A study that evaluated the effectiveness of the interagency programs in reducing juvenile recidivism indicates: (1) the interagency program has been effective in reducing the number of felony offenses for wards one year after services as compared to their criminal activity the year before such services; and (2) the number of felony offenses committed by wards significantly declined one year after services as compared to felony offenses of comparison group samples. (CR)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Agency Cooperation, Antisocial Behavior, Behavior Modification, Criminals, Delinquent Rehabilitation, Emotional Disturbances, High Schools, Integrated Services, Intervention, Mental Disorders, Mental Health Programs, Recidivism
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: California