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Presented at the 20th Annual Research Conference

Family Integrated Transitions (FIT): Reducing Juvenile Justice Recidivism in a Cost-Effective Manner

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Session Number: 25 Room: Salon A

Presenting: Terry Lee; Joseph Cocozza; Eric Trupin; Suzanne Kerns

All Authors for this paper: Terry Lee; Joseph Cocozza; Eric Trupin; Suzanne Kerns

Presentation Type: paper presentation

Synopsis: This presentation provides a comprehensive conceptualization and novel approach toward reducing recidivism and improving the quality of life for juvenile justice involved youth with co-occurring disorders. The Family Integrated Transitions (FIT) program strategically combines three evidence-based programs: Multi-Systemic Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Motivational Enhancement Therapy, to provide an ecologically comprehensive and culturally competent intervention during a high-risk time for recidivism. This presentation consists of: (1) a description of recidivism and mental health issues in adjudicated adolescents, (2) an overview of the FIT program, and (3) pilot study results indicating a positive impact on recidivism and an impressive cost-benefit.

Date: Monday, March 5, 2007

Session Time: 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM

Presentation Time: 4:45 PM - 5:15 PM