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Contrasting Juvenile and Program-Level Impacts on Diversion Service Provision: A Hierarchical Linear Analysis.

Hogan, Michael J.
June 4, 2015

Source: (2005) Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice. 3(1): 41-58.

This study examined juvenile risk and program characteristics’ relative impact on the
number of services provided to juveniles who exited Colorado diversion programs in the
1998-1999 fiscal year. Multivariate hierarchical linear modeling (HLM) analyses indicated
program characteristics were generally stronger predictors of service provision
than juvenile risk factors. However, some risk factors interacted with program characteristics
to significantly predict service provision. Further examination of interaction effects
revealed suggestions for successfully implementing modern rehabilitation models
as well as for future evaluations of correctional programs. In particular, juvenile community
corrections programs should enhance the breadth and depth of data collected for
program evaluation and state audit purposes if administrators plan to demonstrate
program efficacy. (author’s abstract)


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