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1442

Community-Based Recovery And Youth Justice

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Credit Value: 1
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Course Description:

This course is based upon material published in the journal Criminal Justice and Behavior by Sage Publications on behalf of the International Association for Correctional and Forensic Psychology (IACFP).  This course, including the continuing education credits, are offered free of charge as a benefit to all IACFP members. 

Abstract:

Four well-known delinquency intervention and prevention programs remain both publicly and politically popular regardless of a large body of evidence-based research revealing their ineffectiveness in promoting a lasting desistance from youth violence and crime. Scared straight programs, Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.), youth boot camps, and secure large-scale, custodial juvenile correctional facilities overemphasize offender “risk management and maintenance” as opposed to individual, group-based, and/or collective well-being. This article will identify the values that these current and dominant community-centered youth justice initiatives reflect, and it will explain how these values further (or forestall) offender desistance. Viable, evidence-based alternatives consistent with the value orientation of therapeutic and restorative programming will also be evaluated. The article concludes by examining the efficacy of this alternative normative agenda to foster successful desistance from juvenile delinquency and crime.

 

Forensic and clinical psychologists can benefit from this course.  In addition, this course is appropriate for social workers and professional counselors, especially those interested in forensic psychology or those who work within the criminal justice system. This course is appropriate for intermediate and advanced level practitioners.

Authors: Sellers

Learning Objectives: This course will provide the practitioner with detailed information regarding community-based recovery and youth justice.  Specifically, a professional will:

  • Identify the values that community centered youth justice initiatives reflect.
  • Distinguish how these values enhance or inhibit offender desistance.
  • Describe viable evidence based alternatives that are consistent with the values orientation of therapeutic programs.

Citation:   Sellers, B.G. (2015). Community-Based Recovery And Youth Justice. Criminal Justice and Behavior Vol 42 No 1 

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