Violent Youth Offenders: Can They Be Saved? Study Follows Group For Seven Years


Pathways to Desistance followed1,354 serious juvenile offenders ages 14–18 (184 females and 1,170 males) for years after their conviction. Some findings released after a seven year data collection include: Most youth who commit felonies greatly reduce their offending over time, regardless of the intervention, longer stays in juvenile institutions do not reduce recidivism, community-based supervision as a component of aftercare is effective for youth who have committed serious offenses, and substance abuse treatment reduces both substance use and criminal offending.

A study fact sheet details the methodology and data behind these conclusions.

Read the fact sheet here.

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