This study of a community-based, multifaceted program for juvenile offenders and their families produced favorable results in reducing delinquent behaviors and improving relationships within their family.
This study demonstrated that using a multifaceted intervention can be beneficial to juveniles in the juvenile justice system and their families. This study set out to provide services and interventions aimed at reducing re-offending, exploring career development and improving overall family functioning. This study of a multifaceted program produced favorable results in reducing delinquent behaviors and improving relationships within their family. The purpose of this study was to examine the results of a community-based program addressing the mental health needs of at-risk youth (n = 196) and their families. The program served as an alternative to secure detention for youth residing in several rural counties in the southeastern part of the country. Several measures were used to evaluate the program’s effectiveness over a four-year timeframe. (Published Abstract Provided)