The Adolescent Diversion Project Research Proposal by Peter Pen

The Adolescent Diversion Project
A research proposal to determine the effectiveness of the Adolescent Diversion Project.
# 61731 | 1,481 words | 11 sources | MLA | 2005

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This paper examines how, in view of the the lack of funding for new facilities and the high rate of recidivism, new programs have been initiated nationwide to help juvenile delinquency. This paper focuses on the Adolescent Diversion Project. It looks at the effectiveness of this nationwide program by addressing whether the Adolescent Diversion Project effectively accomplishes its intended goals with its clients as well as assessing how successful the Adolescent Diversion Project is at demonstrating that community-based services are an effective alternative to secure custody. It is of the opinion of the researcher that unless the program is effective in meeting its goals, it is creating a further demand on an already overburdened juvenile justice system.

Literature Review
Subjects for Study
Ethical Considerations

From the Paper:

"Proponents of diversion cite studies such as one done in Colorado that involved comparisons between an experimental group of diverted youth and a control group who received regular handling by the Juvenile Justice System. The diversion program significantly reduced recidivism rates when compared with the control group(10). However, opponents of diversionary programs cite studies that show diversion studies are unsuccessful. An analysis of a police diversion program found that diversion appeared to aggravate rather than deter diversion. It was also found that intervention whether received in a traditional juvenile justice setting or in an alternative program, resulted in an increase in levels of perceived labeling and self-reported delinquency among youth (11)."

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"The Adolescent Diversion Project" 23 October 2005. Web. 28 February. 2020. <>