Sustaining juvenile reentry programming after SVORI. The Multi-site Evaluation of the Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Initiative
Although much of the focus on reentry has been on adults, reentry programming for juveniles has a long history. In the late 1980s, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) began supporting a long-term, multistage research and development initiative to design an intensive juvenile aftercare model. Implementation and an experimental evaluation of the Intensive Aftercare Program Model (IAP) were funded by OJJDP in early 2000 and the final research report was issued in 2005. The results identified few differences between the IAP participants and control subjects; however, incomplete program implementation and small sample sizes for the research limited the ability to identify positive treatment effects. Accordingly, interest in improving reintegration programming for incarcerated juveniles has remained high.