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Volume 6, Issue 1 • Spring 2017

Table of Contents

Editor's Note

Facility Operations and Juvenile Recidivism

Neighborhood Risks and Resources Correlated With Successful
Reentry of Youth Returning from Massachusetts Detention Centers

Girls Leaving Detention: Perceptions of Transition to Home After

An Innovative Use of Conjoint Analysis to Understand
Decision-Making by Juvenile Probation Officers

“I’d Prefer an Applicant Who Doesn’t Have a Delinquency History”:
Delinquents in the Labor Market

Gender Comparisons in the Processes and Outcomes of Functional
Family Therapy

Achieving Juvenile Justice Reforms Through Decision-Making Structures: The Case of Georgia

The Benefits of Community and Juvenile Justice Involvement in
Organizational Research

Editor's Note

Journal of Juvenile Justice Cover

We are pleased to present the 11th issue of The Journal of Juvenile Justice (JOJJ). The first part of this issue focuses on the factors that help reduce recidivism and support successful
reentry for youth. Hancock explores how juvenile facility operations affect recidivism. Using state evaluation data from juvenile facilities in Florida, Hancock examined facility operations such as health care, intervention management, facility security, and program management and found they have significant inverse relationships with recidivism. Demeter and Sibanda probe the effect that neighborhood characteristics (such as availability of jobs, prosocial activities, and schooling) have on recidivism rates. Herrman and Sexton analyzed qualitative focus group data to understand how girls transitioning to home after incarceration perceive their supports and challenges. Aalsma and colleagues used conjoint analysis to reveal the decision-making process of juvenile probation officers. By using mock employers, Taylor and Spang analyze the impact that resumes of both white and black delinquent and nondelinquent applicants have on the perceptions of hiring managers.

Other articles that appear in this issue focus on gender comparisons in the outcome of intervention programs; the use of evidence-based, decision-making support tools for judges; and an exploration of the benefits and challenges of participatory research for the implementation of a behavioral health study.

We thank these authors for choosing The Journal of Juvenile Justice to present their research. We are interested in your feedback on this issue and encourage you to consider publishing your research in the JOJJ.


Patricia San Antonio, PhD
Editor in Chief, JOJJ


Editor in Chief:
Patricia San Antonio, PhD

Managing Editor:
Margaret Bowen

Associate Editor:
Stephanie Selice

Deputy Editors and e-publishing:
Kimberly Taylor
Stephen Constantinides

Advisory Board:
Janet Chiancone
Catherine Doyle
Brecht Donoghue

Editorial Office:
CSR, Incorporated
4250 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 500
Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703-312-5220
Fax: 703-312-5230

Journal website:
ISSN: 2153-8026

Peer Reviewers

Ms. Hasti Barahmand, J.D.,

Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Ms. Bonnie Black,

Arizona State University

Dr. Patricia Dahl,

Washburn University

Dr. Carly Dierkhising,

California State University Los Angeles

Dr. Rose Ediger,

Jackson County Family Court, Missouri

Dr. Amanda Farrell,

Marymount University

Ms. Karen Gentile, Esq.,

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Mr. Evan Holloway,

Fordham University

Dr. David Houchins,

Georgia State University

Dr. Chenelle Jones,

Dominican University

Ms. Stephanie Jones,

Keuka College

Ms. Lauren Josephs,

Visionary Vanguard Group, Inc., Florida

Mr. Jason Keene,

Everest College

Dr. Margaret Leigey,

The College of New Jersey

Ms. Jennifer Munro, J.D.,

Elkhart County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, Indiana

Dr. Francie Murry,

University of Northern Colorado

Dr. Gregory Perkins,

Fayetteville State University

Mr. Christian Philemon, Esq.,

Youth Shelter Program of Westchester, Inc., New York

Mr. Ivan Ramirez,

Carlsbad Juvenile Reintegration Center, New Mexico

Ms. Laura Reagan-Porras,

Boys and Girls Club of McAllen, Texas

Dr. Kristin Thompson,

University of Arizona

Ms. Virginia Ward,

CSR, Incorporated, Virginia


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