Exploring the Effects of School and Work Experiences on Recidivism Rates for Juveniles in an Aftercare Program

Dan Kaczynski, University of West Florida
Kim Lersch, University of South Florida

ABSTRACT
The purpose of this study is to explore the effects of school and work experiences on recidivism rates. The study group will consist of juveniles who have been released from a Level 6 residential facility in the State of Florida and were under the supervision of an aftercare program. The authors will explore the effects of the following on recidivism: school type (vocational, drop out prevention, traditional); school demographic characteristics; school success; job type, and overall job performance.

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