The effectiveness of wilderness adventure therapy programs for young people involved in the juvenile justice system

Christopher D. Jones, Laura A. Lowe, Edwin A. Risler

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Abstract

This study examines a sample of 35 male children and adolescents involved with a northeastern district of the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice. Subjects who participated in wilderness adventure therapy programs are compared to those who participated in group home programs. The study examines the rates of recidivism among the subjects within each group. Pearson correlations, t-tests, and ANOVA were used in the data analysis. No significant differences were found in recidivism rates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-67
Number of pages15
JournalResidential Treatment for Children and Youth
Volume22
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 20 2004

Keywords

  • Effectiveness
  • Group homes
  • Juvenile offenders
  • Male adolescents
  • Male children
  • Recividism
  • Wilderness adventure therapy

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