Integrated Treatment Model improves employment and re-arrest outcomes for youth served by Washington State’s Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration

Sep 2009 |
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The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services’ Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration (JRA) has implemented the Integrated Treatment Model (ITM) throughout their system of care that serves the most serious juvenile offenders in the state. ITM combines a set of evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) approaches shown to reduce recidivism and improve clinical outcomes for seriously troubled youth. This paper presents preliminary employment and re-arrest outcomes for youth served by JRA since system-wide implementation of ITM. Preliminary comparisons suggest that the Integrated Treatment Model has had a positive impact on long-term functioning, specifically employment and recidivism, for youth leaving JRA.

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