Authors

Randy Borum

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2003

Keywords

youth violence, risk assessment, juvenile delinquency, juvenile offenders, treatment, rehabilitation

Abstract

More than a half-million juveniles are under community supervision as a result of violent or delinquent behavior. Research has shown that treatment can reduce their risk of reoffending. This article reviews and distills the key lessons from hundreds of empirical studies and metaanalyses and applies them to practice. The author argues for conducting systematic and developmentally informed risk assessments, selectively assigning intensive intervention to the highest risk offenders, focusing on criminogenic treatment targets, using proven interventions and treatment strategies, and applying rigor in implementation and follow-up.

Citation / Publisher Attribution

http://ccj.sagepub.com/content/19/1/114.full.pdf+html

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