Transition services for juvenile detainees with disabilities: Findings on recidivism

Heather Clark, Sarup Mathur, Brandon Helding

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This study explores the effect of basic versus enhanced transition services on the recidivism of youth with disabilities in juvenile detention. The article describes the transition services provided and shares the results of a year-long, randomized, single blind, quasi-experimental study of post-release recidivism. Results indicate that youth with disabilities who received enhanced services from a transition specialist were 64% less likely to recidivate. Implications are offered for future data analysis and research related to the transition of youth with disabilities from the juvenile justice system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)511-529
Number of pages19
JournalEducation and Treatment of Children
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 2011


  • Detention
  • Disabilities
  • Juvenile justice
  • Recidivism
  • Transition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology


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