Monday, June 17, 2013

Dr. Rosay publishes chapter on evaluating a juvenile reentry program in new book, "Offender Reentry"

Dr. André Rosay, Justice Center Director of Research, has recently had a chapter, "Evaluating a Juvenile Reentry Program: An Elusive Target," published in the book, Offender Reentry: Rethinking Criminology and Criminal Justice, edited by Matthew S. Crow and John Ortiz Smykla. The chapter is co-authored with William H. Barton and G. Roger Jarjoura.

The chapter presents a summary of the evaluation of an attempt to implement the Boys & Girls Clubs of America's TARGETED RE-ENTRY approach, a version of the Intensive Aftercare Program (IAP) model.  Adapted from the final evaluation report, the chapter opens with a brief review of the challenges of juvenile reentry and a description of the IAP and TARGETED RE-ENTRY models. Following a description of the study's process and outcome evaluation methods, a recap of the main findings is presented. The chapter concludes with a summary of lessons learned from the evaluation.