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Redirection Pilots Meet and Exceed Residential Commitment Outcomes; $5.8 Million Saved, Report No. 07-10, February 2007
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  • The Redirection Program has achieved a $5.8 million cost avoidance for the state in its first two years of operation.  Overall, the Redirection Program operates at a lower cost than residential delinquency programs and achieves similar outcomes.  However, Redirection programs at two sites—Broward and Escambia counties—attained significantly stronger outcomes, as youth served by these programs were significantly less likely to be rearrested after treatment than similar youth released from residential commitment.  These programs were rated as fully proficient in the treatment model by the provider.
  • Youth who received electronic monitoring during the first month of treatment had significantly more arrests after completing treatment than those who completed the program without electronic monitoring.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Department of Juvenile Justice - Detention
Probation and Community Corrections
Prevention and Victim Services
Department of Juvenile Justice

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 10-38 Redirection Saves $51.2 Million and Continues to Reduce Recidivism,published in April 2010.
  • Report No. 09-27 Redirection Saves $36.4 Million and Avoids $5.2 Million in Recommitment and Prison Costs,published in May 2009.
  • Report No. 08-41 Redirection Program Achieves Lower Recidivism and a $14.4-Million Cost Savings Compared to DJJ Commitment, published in June 2008.
  • Report No. 06-34 Redirection as Effective as Residential Delinquency Programs, Achieved Substantial Cost Avoidance, published in March 2006.
  • Report No. 06-13 Effective Community Programs Could Reduce Commitments of Girls to Residential Programs, published in February 2006.
  • Report No. 03-76 Information Brief:  More Youth Are Admitted for Less Serious Offenses, in Part to Meet Treatment Needs, published in December 2003.
  • Report No. 02-42 Justification Review: The Juvenile Justice Residential Program Should Improve Contracting Processes, published in July 2002.

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