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Wayne County (Michigan) Second Chance Reentry Program
Program Summary: This is a reentry program designed to reduce recidivism and increase reentry services for males, ages 13 to 18, who have committed offenses and are placed in a locked, residential treatment facility. The program is rated Promising. The program was shown to statistically significantly decrease recidivism rates among youths who participated in the program, compared with youths who received services as usual.
Promotor Pathway Program
Program Summary: This is a program that uses a caring adult, called a Promotor, to provide case management, mentoring, and advocacy for youths. This program is rated No Effects. The intervention had statistically significant positive effects on school enrollment, housing stability, and births, but had statistically significant negative effects on getting into a fight and binge drinking. There were no effects on employment, carrying a weapon, incarceration, marijuana use, or perception of control of one’s life.
Texas Intensive Supervision Parole (Houston and Dallas)
Program Summary: This program was designed to increase monitoring and control of parolees who demonstrated poor parole performance and were at high risk of returning to prison for a parole violation. This program is rated No Effects. There were no statistically significant differences in reconviction, rearrest, and employment rates between groups in both Houston and Dallas. In Houston, program participants were significantly more likely to have technical violations than those in the control group.
Enhanced Access, Acknowledge, Act Sexual Assault Resistance Program (Canada)
Program Summary: This is an educational, skills-based workshop for first-year female college students in Canada. The program is designed to teach young women how to assess risk, overcome barriers in acknowledging danger, and engage in self-defense to reduce the risk of sexual assault. The program is rated Effective. The program significantly reduced the risk of completed and attempted rape, nonconsensual sexual acts, and attempted coercion. However, there was no impact on the risk of attempted coercion.
Brooklyn (NY) Mental Health Court
Program Summary: This program seeks to divert mentally ill adults who have committed misdemeanor and felony offenses away from the justice system and into treatment. The goals of the program are to ensure participants receive treatment for their mental disorders and do not have future contact with the justice system. The program is rated Promising. Overall, there was significant effects on re-arrests and re-convictions.
Brief Instrumental School-Based Mentoring Program–Revised
Program Summary: This is a school-based, one-on-one mentoring program designed to improve academic performance and life satisfaction, and decrease absences and behavioral infractions among middle school students. The program is rated Promising. The intervention group had significantly fewer unexcused absences, and significantly higher math and English grades and self-reported levels of life satisfaction. However, there were no effects on school-reported behavioral infractions or grades for science or history.
SOURCE (Student Outreach for College Enrollment) Program
Program Summary: This was a mentoring program in which high school juniors had regularly scheduled one-on-one contacts with trained college advisors to increase college attendance rates. The program is rated No Effects. The program was shown to have small positive effects on enrollment rates and number of months enrolled in California State University and University of California campuses, but did not have statistically significant effects on 2-year, 4-year, or overall college enrollment or months of attendance.
Avon Park Youth Academy and STREET Smart Aftercare Program
Program Summary: This program was located at a secure-custody residential facility that provided educational and vocational training to moderate-risk male youths. It incorporated a reentry component that provided services to youths post-release to the community. The program is rated No Effects. Results suggest there were no statistically significant differences in recidivism and employment measures; and a small, statistically significant positive difference in degree attainment among participants.
Back Door Electronic Monitoring (Sweden)
Program Summary: This program in Sweden involves the use of an ankle bracelet to determine the location of an individual who has been released following a short-term stay in prison. The overall goal is to reduce reoffending rates of participants. The program is rated Promising. Significantly fewer program participants were convicted of a new offense and sentenced to prison at the 3-year follow up, compared with control group participants.
Regional Treatment Centre Sex Offender Treatment Program (Canada)
Program Summary: This inpatient program provides group and individual therapy to those who have committed sexual offenses and have recently been released from prison in Ontario, Canada. The program is rated No Effects. There was no significant difference in sexual recidivism rates between the treatment group and the comparison group.
The resource guide provides all of the materials necessary to promote public awareness campaigns for NCVRW and throughout the year. Featuring campaign materials in both English and Spanish, it includes planning tips, artwork, crime and victimization fact sheets, and more.
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Dr. Gerstenblith also addresses the lack of strong evaluations of school safety programs that schools are implementing and invested in; and the opportunity that presents for the research community.
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