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ERIC Number: EJ793505
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 32
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 92
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0011-1287
An Experimental Juvenile Probation Program: Effects on Parent and Peer Relationships
Brank, Eve; Lane, Jodi; Turner, Susan; Fain, Terry; Sehgal, Amber
Crime & Delinquency, v54 n2 p193-224 2008
In an effort to provide a wider range of services to youth and their families than is traditionally available in routine probation, the South Oxnard Challenge Project (SOCP) employed a team approach to service delivery of an intensive probation program. The researchers interviewed juveniles who were randomly assigned to either the SOCP experimental condition or the control condition of a routine probation program. The intensive probation program, among other goals, focused on improving parent-child relationships and teaching youth how to choose better peers. At 1 year post random assignment, experimental and control youth were not significantly different on key family or peer relationship measures. Level of program intensity, implementation issues, and other problems inherent in doing this type of research are provided as possible explanations for the lack of differences. These null findings are examined in light of the recent movement toward parental involvement legislation. (Contains 7 tables and 7 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California