Volume 4, Issue 2 • Fall 2015

Table of Contents

Editor's Note

An Outcome-Based Evaluation of a Short-Term Residential Treatment Program for American Indian Youth with Substance Abuse Problems

Substance Use Services for Adolescents in Juvenile Correctional Facilities: A National Study

Communication Patterns Among Juvenile Detainees: A High-Risk Population for Transmission of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Meeting Treatment Needs: Overall Effectiveness and Critical Components of Juvenile Drug Court/Reclaiming Futures Programs

I’ve Got My Own Problems:
The Impact of Parental Stressors on Parental Anger

Development, Delivery, and Evaluation of a Pilot Stress Reduction, Emotion Regulation, and Mindfulness Training for Juvenile Justice Officers

Does Permissive Parenting Relate to Levels of Delinquency?
An Examination of Family Management Practices in Low-Income Black American Families

Employers’ Perceptions on the Disclosure of Juvenile Records

Truancy Reduction and Prevention: The Impact of Provider Contact in Intervention Efficacy

Editor's Note

Journal of Juvenile Justice Cover

This Fall 2015 edition of the Journal of Juvenile Justice focuses on treatment programs for system-involved and at-risk juveniles. Joyce et al. provide the results of an outcome evaluation of a short-term residential treatment program for American Indian youth with substance abuse problems. Data collected over a 10-year period provides compelling recommendations for improving service delivery and treatment options for this population. Wiblishauser et al. present findings on substance use services from a study of juvenile correctional center directors and conclude that there are important indirect benefits to these programs, such as improvements in school performance, as well as barriers to service provision that must be overcome. Joseph and colleagues discuss the use of social media to transmit information to juvenile detainees on preventing sexually transmitted diseases, while Korchmaros et al. examine the effectiveness of treatment components in juvenile drug court and Reclaiming Futures programs.

Other articles that appear in this issue spotlight parenting stressors and family management techniques, stress-reduction training for juvenile justice officers, and truancy prevention. And finally, another article examines the perceptions of employers regarding disclosure of juvenile offender records when such juveniles seek employment.

These important studies bring new information and vital recommendations to juvenile justice. We thank these authors for choosing the Journal of Juvenile Justice to highlight their research and we welcome any feedback from readers.


Monica L.P. Robbers, PhD
Editor in Chief, JOJJ


Editor in Chief:
Monica L.P. Robbers, PhD

Associate Editors:
Eve Shapiro

Margaret Bowen

Deputy Editors and e-publishing:
Kimberly G. Taylor
Stephen Constantinides

Advisory Board:
Janet Chiancone
Catherine Doyle
Brecht Donoghue

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Peer Reviewers

Dr. Barbara Boat

University of Cincinnati

Dr. Marianne Joyce

Director, Joyce Planning and Development

Dr. Jack Monell

Winston-Salem State University

Mr. Carlos Agudelo

Manchester Government, New Hampshire

Ms. Patrice McCracken

Communication Improvement Services, Toledo, Ohio

Dr. Camille Quinn

University of Rochester

Dr. Janay Sander

Ball State University

Dr. Francie Murry

University of North Colorado

Dr. Candace Buchanan

Independent Consultant

Dr. Bryan Garner

RTI International

Dr. Susan Godley

Chestnut Health Systems, Illinois

Dr. Amanda Farrell

Marymount University, Arlington, Virginia

Dr. Pamela Linden

Stony Brook University

Dr. Holly Hills

University of South Florida

Mr. Leo Lutz

County of Lancaster Juvenile Probation

Dr. Sandra Miller-Jones

Independent Consultant

Dr. Binta Alleyne-Green

Fordham University

Dr. Adam Brown

University of Chicago

Dr. Linda Baum

Regent University

Dr. Marion Cockey

Towson University

Dr. Susan Williams

Kansas State University

Dr. Steven Granich

Lock Haven University

Dr. Shannon Chaplo

University of Utah

Ms. Elizabeth D’Amico

Connecticut Juvenile Training School

Dr. James Barrett

Cambridge Health Alliance

Dr. Alice Heiserman

American Correctional Association

Dr. Sue Micetic

Arizona State University

Dr. Michael Ito

Beaumont Juvenile Correctional Center, Virginia

Dr. Kristen Ferguson

CUNY Hunter College

Mr. Patrick Burton

Centre for Justice and Crime Prevention

Ms. Shannon Wilber

Legal Services for Children, California

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