Exploring the Relationship Between Treatment While Being Incarcerated and Recidivism in Virginia Juvenile Facilities
Beth Lewandowski, Riley Stamm
This study aims to identify significant variables that relate to juveniles, recidivism, and substance use. The goal is to uncover if substance abuse programs will aid juveniles in escaping the criminal justice system. Juveniles were chosen to be studied because, due to their young age, they are more susceptible to the effects of incarceration and, in turn, more likely to recidivate. This study will run a longitudinal analysis on the sample population of 818 male juveniles in Virginia who were between the ages of 11-18 and serving a sentence of 6-18 months. 406 of these juveniles were held in the Barrett Treatment Program during their incarceration, while the 412 male juveniles were held in a traditional facility. Linear and binary logistic regression will be run on the independent variables in order to see if they have any significance to the four variables of recidivism.
Primary Advisor's Department
Criminal Justice and Security Studies
Stander Symposium, College of Arts and Sciences
Institutional Learning Goals
Community; Critical Evaluation of Our Times
"Exploring the Relationship Between Treatment While Being Incarcerated and Recidivism in Virginia Juvenile Facilities" (2023). Stander Symposium Projects. 3016.