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ERIC Number: EJ949478
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-1050-9674
Community-Based Juvenile Reentry Services: The Effects of Service Dosage on Juvenile and Adult Recidivism
Abrams, Laura S.; Terry, Diane; Franke, Todd M.
Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, v50 n8 p492-510 2011
In this study the authors examined the influence of length of participation in a community-based reentry program on the odds of reconviction in the juvenile and adult criminal justice systems. A structured telephone survey of reentry program alumni was conducted with 75 transition-age (18-25 year-old) young men. Binary logistic regression analysis revealed that increased length of participation in reentry services decreased the likelihood of new convictions in the juvenile system, but not in the adult system. Lower education attainment, unemployment and older age were all associated with the odds of new convictions in the adult criminal justice system. Implications for reentry services include extended service length and a focus on educational and vocational opportunities. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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