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OJJDP Journal of Juvenile Justice, Volume 2, Issue 1, Fall 2012

NCJ Number
Journal of Juvenile Justice Volume: 2 Issue: 1 Dated: Fall 2012 Pages: 1-97
Date Published
October 2012
97 pages
Articles report on studies related to juvenile justice, including characteristics of incarcerated juveniles who report being homeless, recidivism outcomes for youth in a home-based paraprofessional intervention, evaluation of a family-centered treatment program, preventive detention and out-of-home placement, addressing family support needs in juvenile court, and the influence of race on pre-adjudication detention.
"Characteristics of Incarcerated Youth Reporting Homelessness" reports on a study of characteristics of incarcerated youth who reported having ever lived on the streets or being homeless. "Helping Juvenile Offenders on Their Own 'Turf': Tracking the Recidivism Outcomes of a Home-based Paraprofessional Intervention" reports on the Utah Juvenile Court's recent study of all of its contracted programs aimed at reducing recidivism; among the program effects observed, in-home interventions using paraprofessional workers showed striking and unique results. "Family Centered Treatment - An Alternative to Residential Placements for Adjudicated Youth: Outcomes and Cost-Effectiveness" reports on a study that compared behavioral and cost outcomes for adjudicated youth who were placed out of home with those who were diverted into the Family Centered Treatment (FCT) program, which allowed them to remain in their homes and communities. "Preventive Detention and Out-of-Home Placement: A Propensity Score Matching and Multilevel Modeling Approach" reports on a study of youth who were adjudicated delinquent during 2005 in West Virginia. The findings indicate that preventive detention increases the probability of out-of-home placement for youth. "Juvenile Justice 101: Addressing Family Support Needs in Juvenile Court" reports on a program in which "family partners" facilitate orientation and support for families at court. "The Influence of Race on Preadjudication Detention: Applying the Symbolic Threat Hypothesis to Disproportionate Minority Contact" presents the results of a study of structural disadvantage at the county level, along with incident-level characteristics, in order to determine whether the symbolic threat hypothesis offers any explanation for disproportionate minority contact with the juvenile justice system.

Date Published: October 1, 2012