ERIC Number: ED502070
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 94
Building on Strength: Positive Youth Development in Juvenile Justice Programs
Barton William H.; Butts, Jeffrey A.
Chapin Hall Center for Children
This report describes the results of an exploratory study of juvenile justice programs where managers and practitioners are attempting to build youth interventions with strength-based, positive youth development principles. Previous researchers have not adequately documented how such reforms take place, let alone whether they produce effective results for youth, families, and communities. When juvenile justice programs attempt to incorporate strength-based, positive youth development approaches in their work with young offenders, they will likely face resistance from their own staff and from key stakeholders. This study suggests that it is possible to implement these approaches in juvenile justice settings, but more research is needed to substantiate their effects.
Descriptors: Adolescents, Juvenile Justice, Youth Programs, Program Effectiveness, Intervention, Social Services, Case Studies, Cultural Relevance, Positive Reinforcement, Prevention, Interviews, Crime Prevention, Accountability, Counseling, Delinquency, Rehabilitation
Chapin Hall Center for Children. 1313 East 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637. Tel: 773-753-5900; Fax: 773-753-5940; Web site: http://www.chapinhall.org
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Chapin Hall Center for Children
Authoring Institution: Chicago Univ., IL. Chapin Hall Center for Children.
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