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ERIC Number: EJ949316
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-1067-828X
Family Integrated Transitions: A Promising Program for Juvenile Offenders with Co-Occurring Disorders
Trupin, Eric J.; Kerns, Suzanne E. U.; Walker, Sarah Cusworth; DeRobertis, Megan T.; Stewart, David G.
Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, v20 n5 p421-436 2011
This study evaluates the impact of the Family Integrated Transitions (FIT) program on juvenile recidivism. FIT is a family-based intervention for youths with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders transitioning to home from incarceration. We used administrative data to compare 36-month recidivism rates for youths receiving FIT (N = 105) versus usual care (N = 169). Participation in FIT was associated with a 30% reduction in felony recidivism, but not related to overall, violent felony, or misdemeanor recidivism. This study provides cautious evidence for a promising approach toward reducing felony recidivism for youths with co-occurring disorders transitioning out of the juvenile justice system. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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