Positive changes demonstrated while in the program
- The program is helpful to them and makes them feel more positive about their futures. However, whether these attitudinal changes persist after youth leave the Juvenile teen readjustment, or whether they are related to actual changes in behavior once a youth returns to his/her community. This is where (N.B.Y.S.F.) come in to play with outreach for six months. Where there would be significant therapeutic intervention while in the program and out the program up to six months, as well as specialized aftercare following release.
What are the alternatives?
- Youth who need some form of treatment care require an individualized approach that takes their strengths and needs into account. Programs and policies should be family-centered, including the family in all decision making about a child, as well as culturally and developmentally appropriate. Research has shown that small, family-centered programs are more effective than boot camps in the long term.