Reducing Recidivism Among Youthful Offenders: Evidence-Based Practice Strategies

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304483
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Reducing Recidivism Among Youthful Offenders: Evidence-Based Practice Strategies
Author(s):
Shade, Kate
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Alpha Eta
Author Details:
Kate Shade, PhD, RN, kshade@samuelmerritt.edu
Abstract:

Session presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013

In the United States, housing youth in prison with an orientation toward punishment is becoming a thing of the past. Instead, the justice system is returning to a rehabilitation model (Mendel, 2010). However, the U.S. continues to incarcerate more youth than any other country in the world (Raphael, 2011). Effective treatment programs are limited in number and are costly. A meta-analysis of interventions for youthful offenders determined that greater than 50% of the juveniles incarcerated in the U.S. return to the justice system as adults (Lipsey, 2009). The purpose of this presentation is to provide an overview of the current literature about evidence-based treatment of youthful offenders. A search of several databases was conducted using the terms youth or juvenile, offender or offending, delinquency, incarceration, juvenile justice system, and recidivism. Four treatment modalities were described in the literature: family-focused treatment, cognitive-behavioral strategies, trauma-focused therapy, and gender-informed care. These interventions will be described, evidence of their effectiveness will be summarized, and gaps in the literature will be highlighted. It is critical that clinicians, researchers, and educators work together to ensure that youth involved in the justice system receive effective treatment. When one juvenile desists from crime, there is a savings of up to $5.5 million U.S. dollars over his lifetime (Cohen & Piquero, 2009).
Keywords:
juvenile justice system; recidivism; evidence-based practice
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013 ; 22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.

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dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleReducing Recidivism Among Youthful Offenders: Evidence-Based Practice Strategiesen
dc.contributor.authorShade, Kateen
dc.contributor.departmentAlpha Etaen
dc.author.detailsKate Shade, PhD, RN, kshade@samuelmerritt.eduen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304483-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013</p>In the United States, housing youth in prison with an orientation toward punishment is becoming a thing of the past. Instead, the justice system is returning to a rehabilitation model (Mendel, 2010). However, the U.S. continues to incarcerate more youth than any other country in the world (Raphael, 2011). Effective treatment programs are limited in number and are costly. A meta-analysis of interventions for youthful offenders determined that greater than 50% of the juveniles incarcerated in the U.S. return to the justice system as adults (Lipsey, 2009). The purpose of this presentation is to provide an overview of the current literature about evidence-based treatment of youthful offenders. A search of several databases was conducted using the terms youth or juvenile, offender or offending, delinquency, incarceration, juvenile justice system, and recidivism. Four treatment modalities were described in the literature: family-focused treatment, cognitive-behavioral strategies, trauma-focused therapy, and gender-informed care. These interventions will be described, evidence of their effectiveness will be summarized, and gaps in the literature will be highlighted. It is critical that clinicians, researchers, and educators work together to ensure that youth involved in the justice system receive effective treatment. When one juvenile desists from crime, there is a savings of up to $5.5 million U.S. dollars over his lifetime (Cohen & Piquero, 2009).en
dc.subjectjuvenile justice systemen
dc.subjectrecidivismen
dc.subjectevidence-based practiceen
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:36:57Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22en
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:36:57Z-
dc.conference.date2013en
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en
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