Faculty Publications

Title

Evaluating the use of social skills training and employment with delinquent youth

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of Criminal Justice

Volume

23

Issue

2

First Page

127

Last Page

141

Abstract

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.

Original Publication Date

1-1-1995

DOI of published version

10.1016/0047-2352(95)00001-7

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