Module 06 Discussion – Reducing Recidivism

he article, Core Principles for Reducing Recidivism and Improving Other Outcomes for Youth in the Juvenile Justice System, discussed four core principles:

  • Principle 1 – Base supervision, service, and resource-allocation decisions on the results of validated risk and needs assessments.
  • Principle 2 – Adopt and effectively implement programs and services demonstrated to reduce recidivism and improve other youth outcomes and use data to evaluate system performance and direct system improvements.
  • Principle 3 – Employ a coordinated approach across service systems to address youth’s needs.
  • Principle 4 – Tailor system policies, programs, and supervision to reflect the distinct developmental needs of adolescents.

For your initial post, select one of the principles and discuss (with specific examples) how that principle addresses gender-specific approaches to delinquency, social conditions in the community, and other issues you identify as important that are facing our youth today.

For your response post, reply to a student who selected a principle different than yours and discuss your thoughts related to that student’s points. Be specific in your challenges or supporting statements.

Due dates for your initial and response posts can be found by checking the Course Syllabus and Course Calendar. Need Help? Click here for complete discussion forum instructions.

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