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Program outcomes in youth justice outcomes: the PLUS+ program review

Day, Andrew, Casey, Sharon, Kozar, Christina and Brown, Sarah 2015, Program outcomes in youth justice outcomes: the PLUS+ program review, Deakin University, Melbourne, Vic..

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Title Program outcomes in youth justice outcomes: the PLUS+ program review
Author(s) Day, Andrew
Casey, Sharon
Kozar, Christina
Brown, Sarah
Publication date 2015-03-05
Total pages 65
Publisher Deakin University
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Keyword(s) Youth justice
Program evaluation
Summary This report provides a methodology to assess the outcomes of rehabilitation programs that are delivered to young offenders in South Australia. A method of assessing change is described that can be applied across a number of different programs, but is illustrated in relation to one particular program, the PLUS+ program. PLUS+ is a group-based cognitive skills program which employs cognitive-behavioural methods of problem-solving, skills-training, and self-management to rehabilitate young offenders. It is one of the most intensive and best established programs to have been implemented in South Australia. Based on a review of this program a number of recommendations are made to enhance the future delivery and evaluation of PLUS+.
Language eng
Field of Research 170104 Forensic Psychology
Socio Economic Objective 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
HERDC Research category A6 Research report/technical paper
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