Academic journal article Journal of Juvenile Justice

Editor's Note

Academic journal article Journal of Juvenile Justice

Editor's Note

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We are pleased to present the 11th issue of The Journal of Juvenile Justice (JOJJ). The first part of this issue focuses on the factors that help reduce recidivism and support successful reentry for youth. Hancock explores how juvenile facility operations affect recidivism. Using state evaluation data from juvenile facilities in Florida, Hancock examined facility operations such as health care, intervention management, facility security, and program management and found they have significant inverse relationships with recidivism. Demeter and Sibanda probe the effect that neighborhood characteristics (such as availability of jobs, prosocial activities, and schooling) have on recidivism rates. Herrman and Sexton analyzed qualitative focus group data to understand how girls transitioning to home after incarceration perceive their supports and challenges. …

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