Academic journal article Journal of Juvenile Justice

Editor's Note

Academic journal article Journal of Juvenile Justice

Editor's Note

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This Fall 2015 edition of the Journal of Juvenile Justice focuses on treatment programs for system-involved and at-risk juveniles. Joyce et al. provide the results of an outcome evaluation of a short-term residential treatment program for American Indian youth with substance abuse problems. Data collected over a 10-year period provides compelling recommendations for improving service delivery and treatment options for this population. Wiblishauser et al. present findings on substance use services from a study of juvenile correctional center directors and conclude that there are important indirect benefits to these programs, such as improvements in school performance, as well as barriers to service provision that must be overcome. Joseph and colleagues discuss the use of social media to transmit information to juvenile detainees on preventing sexually transmitted diseases, while Korchmaros et al. …

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