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Girls Circle: An Evaluation Of A Structured Support Group Program For Girls
(NCJ 252708) December 2015
Stephen V. Gies, Marcia I. Cohen, Mark Edberg, Amanda Bobnis, Elizabeth Spinney, Elizabeth Berger
The evaluators conducted a randomized experiment of the Girls Circle model among a population of girls with involvement in the Juvenile Probation and Court Services Department in Cook County, Illinois. Overall, the results appear to favor the Girls Circle group in reducing recidivism, but these findings were strongly affected by the number of sessions attended.