Chapter 2: Sharing Information Is an
OJJDP Priority


Boot Camp Evaluation

In response to increases in the rates and costs of traditional confinement, many jurisdictions are implementing boot camps for juvenile offenders. In 1992, OJJDP funded a program to develop and evaluate three boot camps designed to address the special needs and circumstances of juveniles.

In 1997, the Office published the findings of the interim evaluation reports in a publication titled Boot Camps for Juvenile Offenders. The interim evaluations examined such issues as whether participants in juvenile boot camps receive the services prescribed for them, the impact of juvenile boot camps on recidivism rates, the benefits juvenile offenders derive from boots camps, and the effectiveness of such camps.

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OJJDP Annual Report August 1998