Evaluating the use of social skills training and employment with delinquent youth
Journal of Criminal Justice
The objective of the present research was to assess the success of a program in reducing official delinquent behavior among youth identified as one step away from the state training school or waiver to adult court. The Second Chance program represents a rehabilitative strategy that uses social skills training, preemployment training, and job placement opportunities to reduce recidivism. Utilizing multiple comparison groups and a one-year follow-up period, evidence of a reduction in official delinquent and criminal offending was not found. Offenses committed by the Second Chance group were less serious, however. Implications and recommendations for future research are discussed. © 1995.
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Leiber, Michael J. and Mawhorr, Tina L., "Evaluating the use of social skills training and employment with delinquent youth" (1995). Faculty Publications. 4275.