In this thesis I investigate the effectiveness of the RealVictory Program, a juvenile aftercare program combined with a phone coach system, in the state of Utah. Using treatment and control groups, I examine both time to re-arrest as well as number of post-participation arrests to determine how effectively RealVictory reduces recidivism among juvenile participants released from secure care, in foster homes, or while on probation. I found the treatment group was at a 21.7 percent higher risk of being rearrested, but this result was not statistically significant. These results suggest that the program as a whole is not effective at reducing recidivism.
College and Department
Family, Home, and Social Sciences; Sociology
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Hubbard, Ronald L. Jr., "RealVictory and Recidivism: An Examination of the RealVictory Program" (2014). All Theses and Dissertations. 4139.
recidivism, juveniles, crime, RealVictory