Project summary 2003-IJ-CX-1031
The proposed study are to identify components of specialized programs for juvenile domestic and family Violence offenders that could be adopted nationwide; 2) determine sociodemographic variance among juvenile domestic violence offender and family violence offenders, 3) assess treatment effectiveness by comparing juvenile offenders completing the treatment with those who do not and 4) determine the intervention's effect on recidivism rates and post adjudication behaviors. Researcher will compare two court system with specialized intervention to a court system that has none. This quasi experimental study will expand on an ongoing study of the Santa clara County Juvenile Domestic and Family Violence Court. Issue addressed include availability of local services; interagency coordination; training for court personnel; and court probation, and treatment sbilities to address language and cultural factors.