Title

Targeting Factors that are Most Effective in Preventing Recidivism Among 1st Time Juvenile Offenders

Presenter Information

Angela Joy AyersFollow

Faculty Mentor(s)

John Stuart Batchelder

Campus

Dahlonega

Proposal Type

Oral Presentation

Subject Area

Criminal Justice

Location

MPR 2

Start Date

22-3-2019 1:00 PM

End Date

22-3-2019 2:00 PM

Description/Abstract

Repeat offending among juvenile offenders is typically defined by arrest data: those who are violators after having a 1st disposition in juvenile court are qualified as recidivists. A number of researchers have discovered factors associated with the prevention of recidivism. This paper examines if family contact and interaction can have a positive impact on a juvenile’s likelihood of recidivism. Findings suggest that elevating the frequency and quality of family visits and community engagement, among 1st-time juvenile offenders, has a positive effect on their recidivism rate. The purpose of this literature review is to assess the effectiveness of family-engagement programs in order to discover the methods, techniques, and policies that have shown promise, and offer hope for juveniles, in lowering recidivism.

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Targeting Factors that are Most Effective in Preventing Recidivism Among 1st Time Juvenile Offenders

MPR 2

Repeat offending among juvenile offenders is typically defined by arrest data: those who are violators after having a 1st disposition in juvenile court are qualified as recidivists. A number of researchers have discovered factors associated with the prevention of recidivism. This paper examines if family contact and interaction can have a positive impact on a juvenile’s likelihood of recidivism. Findings suggest that elevating the frequency and quality of family visits and community engagement, among 1st-time juvenile offenders, has a positive effect on their recidivism rate. The purpose of this literature review is to assess the effectiveness of family-engagement programs in order to discover the methods, techniques, and policies that have shown promise, and offer hope for juveniles, in lowering recidivism.