Services for Youthful Offenders: Rural Challenges
Date of Paper/Work
Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)
Type of Paper/Work
Clinical research paper
Pa Der Vang
This paper examines the experiences of service providers that coordinate and provide services for youthful offenders in rural areas. With juvenile offender recidivism rates around 41% (Wilson & Hoge, 2013) and limited resources to put towards aftercare, it is important to understand the challenges faced during community reentry after a correctional placement in order to best focus resources. This research utilized an electronic qualitative survey that was administered to professionals who work with youthful offenders and are employed by agencies in rural Minnesota counties. The study found that while there are benefits to working with youthful offenders in small communities, the lack of services in those communities present a significant challenge.
youthful offenders, service coordination, rural communities
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Mertins, Jessica, "Services for Youthful Offenders: Rural Challenges" (2016). Social Work Master’s Clinical Research Papers. 644.