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OJJDP Journal of Juvenile Justice, Volume 4, Issue 2, Fall 2015

NCJ Number
Journal of Juvenile Justice Volume: 4 Issue: 2 Dated: Fall 2015 Pages: 1-139
Date Published
September 2015
139 pages
This edition focuses on treatment programs for system-involved and at-risk juveniles.
"An Outcome-Based Evaluation of a Short-Term Residential Treatment Program for American Indian Youth With Substance Abuse Problems" presents the results of an outcome evaluation of a short-term residential treatment program for American Indian youth with substance abuse problems. Data collected over a 10-year period produced recommendations for improving service delivery and treatment for this population. "Substance Use Services for Adolescents in Juvenile Correctional Facilities: A National Study" presents findings on substance-use services from a survey of juvenile correctional center directors. It concludes that there are important indirect benefits to these programs, such as improvement in school performance and overcoming barriers to service provision. "Communication Patterns Among Juvenile Detainees: A High-Risk Population for Transmission of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases" discusses the use of social media to provide information to juvenile detainees on preventing sexually transmitted disease. "Meeting Treatment Needs: Overall Effectiveness and Critical Components of Juvenile Drug Court / Reclaiming Futures Programs" examines the effectiveness of treatment components in juvenile drug court and Reclaiming Futures programs. "I've Got My Own Problems: The Impact of Parental Stressors on Parental Anger" addresses the importance of the constructive management of parental stressors in parent-child interactions. "The Development, Delivery, and Evaluation of a Pilot Stress Reduction, Emotion Regulation, and Mindfulness Training for Juvenile Justice Officers" discusses the objectives and features of a stress-management training program for juvenile justice officers. The remaining three articles address the impact of permissive parenting on delinquency levels in low-income Black-American families; employers' perceptions of the disclosure of juvenile delinquency records; and the impact of contact with parents/caretakers on truancy reduction and prevention.

Date Published: September 1, 2015