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Volume 5, Issue 2 • Fall 2016

Table of Contents

Editor's Note

Reducing Juvenile Recidivism through Specialized Reentry Services: A Second Chance Act Project

Developing an Alternative Juvenile Programming Effort to Reduce Detention Overreliance

Variations in Juvenile Offending in Louisiana: Demographic, Behavioral, Geographic, and School-Related Predictors

Factors Associated with Turnover Decision Making Among Juvenile Justice Employees: Comparing Correctional and Non-Correctional Staff

Childhood Adversity Among Court-Involved Youth: Heterogeneous Needs for Prevention and Treatment

Effectiveness of Culturally Appropriate Adaptations to Juvenile Justice Services

Gender Differences in Prevalence of Internalizing and Externalizing Symptoms in a Justice-Referred Sample of Youth

Masculinity Is Not Pathology: An Exploration of Masculinity Among Juvenile Sexual Abusers and General Delinquents

Editor's Note

Journal of Juvenile Justice Cover

We are pleased to present the 10th issue of The Journal of Juvenile Justice (JOJJ). The first part of this issue explores the variables that are associated with contact with the juvenile justice system and recidivism for youth. Calleja and colleagues evaluate reentry services provided through Second Chance Act Juvenile Reentry funding. The authors find that specialized reentry services that incorporate case management, and substance use and functional ability assessments, were more effective than basic reentry services. Comparing 117 male juvenile offenders who received specialized services with a control group of 156 male juvenile offenders receiving basic reentry services, Calleja and colleagues found that at a 2-year follow-up, control group participants recidivated at more than two times the rate of the experimental group. Nonsexual offenders were six times more likely to recidivate than sexual offenders. Van Wormer and Campbell evaluate the Fast Accountability Skills Training (FAST) program in which youth who violate probation receive two sessions of accountability skill development instead of a formal hearing and a stay in detention. The authors found that FAST does not reduce recidivism or future probation violations, but suggest than an increase in the number of sessions offered in the program may be more effective. Robison and colleagues used state administrative databases from 1996–2012 in Louisiana to examine a sample of 615,515 public school students for variables that were major predictors of juvenile justice contact. The authors found that school expulsion, male gender, prior contact with the Louisiana Office of Juvenile Justice and grade failure are major predictors of further contact.

In addition to the three articles detailed above, this issue also offers an examination of the reasons for the 20% turnover rate among correctional officers in juvenile facilities; research into distinct patterns of trauma and adversity found among youth involved in the justice system; an examination of research and testing of Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) prevention, decision-making, and treatment services; a comparison of masculine beliefs held by incarcerated sex abusers and juveniles incarcerated for other offenses; and, finally, a comparison of the mental and behavioral health profiles of male and female adolescents placed in intensive, home-based treatment.

As always, we are interested in your feedback on this issue. We also encourage you to consider publishing your research in the JOJJ. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis. We look forward to hearing from you.


Patricia San Antonio, PhD
Editor in Chief, JOJJ


Editor in Chief:
Patricia San Antonio, PhD

Managing Editor:
Margaret Bowen

Associate Editors:
Hunter Barrat
Maria Macapagal

Deputy Editors and e-publishing:
Kimberly Field
Stephen Constantinides

Advisory Board:
Janet Chiancone
Catherine Doyle
Brecht Donoghue

Editorial Office:
CSR Incorporated
4250 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 500
Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703-312-5220
Fax: 703-312-5230

Journal website:
ISSN: 2153-8026

Peer Reviewers

Dr. Karen Abram

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Dr. Michael Baglivio

Florida Department of Juvenile Justice

Dr. James Barrett

Cambridge Health Alliance

Ms. Shannon Chaplo

University of Utah

Dr. Charles Corley

Michigan State University

Ms. Elizabeth D’Amico

Connecticut Juvenile Training School

Dr. Stephanie Ellis

Marymount University

Dr. Amanda Farrell

Marymount University

Mr. Charles Klinger

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Bureau of Juvenile Justice Services

Dr. Kraig Knudson

Ohio Department of Mental Health

Dr. Adam Matz

University of North Dakota

Dr. Ashley Mayworm

University of Maryland

Dr. L. C. Miccio-Fonseca

Clinic for the Sexualities

Ms. Donna Millar

Maryland Department of Juvenile Services

Dr. Sandra Miller-Jones

South University

Ms. DeAngela Milligan

Dextera Corporation

Dr. Kevin Minor

Eastern Kentucky University

Dr. April C. Richardson

Richardson Psychiatry

Dr. Nina Rose-Fischer

John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Dr. Kevin Wolff

John Jay College of Criminal Justice


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