Abstract

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.

Degree

MS

College and Department

Family, Home, and Social Sciences; Sociology

Rights

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Date Submitted

2014-06-25

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd7109

Keywords

recidivism, juveniles, crime, RealVictory

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Sociology Commons

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