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Pub. Type:
Report
Title:
Qualitative Examination of the Implementation Process at Barrett Juvenile Correctional Center
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Abstract:
Issues studied included youth assessments and the use of the information, program philosophy and implementation, staff characteristics and practices, and miscellaneous issues. The facility houses convicted male juvenile felons who have a mandatory or recommended need for drug treatment. The youth ages 13-20 spend at least 6 months at the facility and receive group and individual counseling, schooling, recreation, and vocational education. The treatment goal is to reduce future involvement with alcohol, drugs, and crime. Treatment techniques rest on social learning and behavioral theories. The highly structured program is being implemented in a very consistent manner. All the program components listed in the 1998 program manual are currently being practiced. However, some areas need improvement. Recommended changes include implementing and using assessment instruments on risk, need, and responsiveness; developing a classification system; and matching staff and youth based on characteristics and responsiveness; developing a classification system; and matching staff and youth based on characteristics and learning style. Footnotes, appended curriculum chart, and 12 references source
Issue/No.:
NCJ 178737
Producer:
Virginia Commonwealth University
Place of Production:
Richmond, VA

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