Lead: A Boot Camp and Intensive Parole Program : The Final Impact Evaluation
This is the 5th & final evaluation report on LEAD, the California Youth Authority's pilot juvenile boot camp & intensive parole program. Contents: background (research on boot camps, the LEAD program: an overview, previous evaluation findings, current program status & assessment); evaluation design & methods (the experimental design, data on recidivism, ward demographic & program data, bed savings & cost data, other evaluative data); findings (study group comparability, program characteristics, recidivism, bed savings & cost effectiveness; discussion & conclusions; references. Extensive charts & tables.
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12-month follow-up period 12-Month Follow-Up Subgroups 18 months 97LEADB TABLE aftercare American Correctional Association analysis arrest data bed savings budgeted cadets California California Conservation Corps CCC/CYA characteristics chi-square chi-square test Code compared control group control parolees control wards Correctional boot camps custody December 31 dropouts enhanced costs follow-up data found eligible Impact Study Groups incarceration included institutional program intensive parole intermediate sanction interviews juvenile boot camps juvenile court law violation LEAD and control LEAD Control LEAD group LEAD parolees LEAD program LEAD wards LEAD'S length of stay MacKenzie marginal cost marginal institutional cost measures Months of Follow-Up N/A N/A Non-LEAD NRCC Offender Parole Board parole agents parole office parole phase parole program parole violators physical training platoons positive posttest Preston random assignment reasons reception center recidivism release to parole screening SRCC study wards substance abuse t-test Total treatment U.S. Department YOPB hearing Youth Authority Youthful Offender Parole
Page 99 - J., & Isorena, T. (1994). LEAD: A boot camp and intensive parole program: An implementation and process evaluation of the first year. Sacramento, CA: Department of the Youth Authority. B÷ttcher, J., Isorena, T.,
Page 81 - showed that there were no statistically significant differences between the two groups. In
Page 101 - McCorkle, RC (1995). Correctional boot camps and change in attitude: Is all this shouting necessary? A research note. Justice Quarterly. 12. 365-375.
Page 108 - the Department of the Youth Authority, recommend that the juvenile be assigned to the LEAD program. The recommendation shall be stated in the court's dispositional order and
Page 11 - because of failure of parenting, inadequate socialization, or adolescent rebellion. A boot camp is a 90- to 120-day crash program in discipline.
Page 99 - J., Isorena, T., & Belnas, M. (1996). LEAD: A boot camp and intensive parole program: An impact evaluation: Second year findings. Sacramento,
Page 11 - Boot camps are based on the rationale that many young offenders have never learned rudimentary discipline and respect for authority,
Page 8 - Wilson in February 1992. The Presley Bill specified program and evaluation parameters, eligibility criteria, and policies regarding participating wards.