Title

Treating Juveniles in a Sex Offender Program Using Adventure-Based Programming: A Matched Group Design

Abstract

Ninety-five male juvenile sex offenders in an adventure-based behavior management program (LEGACY) were matched with male juveniles in state treatment-as-usual and other specialized programs in the same state to determine program effectiveness (as measured by rearrest rates). The LEGACY program demonstrated significant treatment effectiveness on rearrest rates when compared with youth development centers and other specialized programs two and three years later. Overall, three-year rearrest rates for the most serious reoffenses for each of the placements were as follows: 34.8% for YDC, 32.6% for OSP, and 19% for LEGACY.

Publication Date

1-25-2010

Journal Title

Journal of Child Sexual Abuse

Publisher

Taylor & Francis Group, LLC

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1080/10538710903485583

Document Type

Article