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What Works: Promising Interventions in Juvenile Justice, Program Report

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Date Published
October 1994
258 pages
This directory of successful prevention and treatment programs in the juvenile justice system represents results of a national survey of 3,000 juvenile justice professionals, including juvenile and family court judges, court administrators, probation officers, and line staff who nominated over 1,100 programs.
The 425 programs included here merited designation as promising interventions. Each entry contains the program name, contact person, address, target population, gender, age, program type, type of administration, structure, staff, per diem rates, annual budgets, evaluation date, program summary, and primary intervention. Programs are grouped under 23 classifications designating their primary intervention. These include academic education, behavior management, community service, control/monitoring, crisis intervention, education/employment, individual/family group counseling, intensive probation, mediation, mentoring, milieu management, outdoor activity, reality therapy, recreation and fitness, referrals, sex offender treatment, shoplifting awareness, skill development, special education, substance abuse treatment, therapeutic milieu, use of speakers, and vocational training.

Date Published: October 1, 1994