The effect on juvenile re -offending of confining and treating juveniles with substance use disorders in Harris County
The study identified disparities in access to the Substance Abuse Treatment Program at the Harris County Juvenile Probation Department by ethnicity, poverty, family structure, and diagnosis of any disruptive disorder. After matching juveniles on propensity scores from three study groups in pair-wise comparisons, statistical power was too low to identify significant differences in re-offending for the Substance Abuse Treatment Program compared with Harris County Youth Village and Delta Boot Camp during the period 1999–2008. Treatment in the Harris County Juvenile Probation Department's Substance Abuse Treatment Program in the Burnett-Bayland Reception Center neither reduced the probability of juvenile re-offending nor extended the time to re-offense for juveniles treated in the Substance Abuse Treatment Program compared to juveniles in custody at Boot Camp and Youth Village. However, the juveniles released from Harris County's Youth Village were less likely to re-offend and slower to re-offend than juveniles from Delta Boot Camp.
Farenthold, Emilie C, "The effect on juvenile re -offending of confining and treating juveniles with substance use disorders in Harris County" (2010). Texas Medical Center Dissertations (via ProQuest). AAI3387226.