Intensive Aftercare Programming for Juvenile Offenders: A Review of Current Program Developments

Troy Armstrong, California State University - Sacramento
Judith A. Ryder, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

ABSTRACT
The OJJDP-funded Intensive Aftercare Programs (IAP) intervention model for high-risk youth features an overarching case management framework within a reintegrative continuum that promotes individual case planning, graduated responses, and continuity of care and support in the community. The model is purposely generic in nature and can be readily adapted to the circumstances and needs of any particular jurisdiction. This paper will review and discuss both program development activities and evaluation findings from sites nationwide that have implemented structured intensive aftercare consistent with the IAP model, with a focus on Washington State and California. Suggestions for future research and program development will be discussed in the context of these findings.

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