OJJDP Fact Sheet Describes Factors That Lead Serious Juvenile Offenders To Reduce Offending
March 22, 2011
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention has published "Highlights From Pathways to Desistance: A Longitudinal Study of Serious Adolescent Offenders." This fact sheet presents findings from a project that followed 1,354 serious juvenile offenders for 7 years after they had been adjudicated or convicted and examined the factors that caused these young offenders to continue, reduce, or stop offending. It describes how longer juvenile sentences, community-based supervision and aftercare, and substance abuse treatment may affect reoffending.
"Highlights From Pathways to Desistance: A Longitudinal Study of Serious Adolescent Offenders" (NCJ 230971) is available at http://www.ojjdp.gov/publications/PubAbstract.asp?pubi=253020.
Print copies can be ordered online from the National Criminal Justice Reference Service.
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