Journal of Juvenile Justice

Articles from Vol. 4, No. 2, Fall

An Outcome-Based Evaluation of a Short-Term Residential Treatment Program for American Indian Youth with Substance Abuse Problems
IntroductionAdolescent substance use has been called "America's #1 public health problem," and adolescence is understood as the critical period for the initiation of substance use and its consequences (The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse...
Communication Patterns among Juvenile Detainees: A High-Risk Population for Transmission of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases
BackgroundIn recent years cell phone and social media use have increased among American adolescents. Based on data gathered in a series of nationally representative surveys entitled "Teens and Technology 2013" and conducted by the Pew Research Center,...
Development, Delivery, and Evaluation of a Pilot Stress Reduction, Emotion Regulation, and Mindfulness Training for Juvenile Justice Officers
IntroductionA robust body of research indicates that professionals working as human service care providers experience higher levels of chronic workplace stress and burnout than those in other professions (Zammuner, Lotto, & Galli, 2003). There has...
Does Permissive Parenting Relate to Levels of Delinquency? an Examination of Family Management Practices in Low-Income Black American Families
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)IntroductionOriginally described by Baum rind (1967), permissive parenting is an indulgent parenting style in which parents make few demands on their adolescents, have low expectations for adolescent's self-control,...
Editor's Note
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...
Employers' Perceptions on the Disclosure of Juvenile Records
IntroductionThe original intent of a separate juvenile system was to rehabilitate, rather than criminalize, young offenders (Greenwood & Turner, 2011; Henning, 2004; Lawrence, 1998). The juvenile justice system operates on the prevailing principle...
I've Got My Own Problems: The Impact of Parental Stressors on Parental Anger
Introduction and BackgroundMany theories attempting to explain delinquent behavior include the role of parents (for example, see Agnew, 1992; Akers, 1985; Gottfredson & Hirschi, 1990; Hirschi, 1969; Patterson, 1982; Sampson & Laub, 1993). A variety...
Meeting Treatment Needs: Overall Effectiveness and Critical Components of Juvenile Drug Court/Reclaiming Futures Programs
IntroductionAdolescence is a critical period in human development because significant physical and neurological maturation occur. Substance use during childhood and adolescence can have numerous negative effects that have the potential to significantly...
Substance Use Services for Adolescents in Juvenile Correctional Facilities: A National Study
IntroductionSubstance use among adolescents in the United States is a major public health problem and priority. According to the 2013 Monitoring the Future study, approximately 28% of American adolescents reported having used illicit substances during...
Truancy Reduction and Prevention: The Impact of Provider Contact in Intervention Efficacy
IntroductionTruancy is a serious problem for schools, families, and communities. Truancy is a status offense- that is, an offense only because it is committed by a minor-and it often leads to other problems such as drug and alcohol use, sexual promiscuity,...
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