Off-campus Pacific University users: To download campus access theses and dissertations, please log into our proxy server with your PUNet ID and password.

Non-Pacific University users: Please talk to your librarian about requesting this thesis or dissertation through interlibrary loan.

Theses or dissertations that have a specific embargo period indicated below will not be available to anyone until the date indicated.

Date of Award

7-20-2012

Degree Type

Thesis (On-Campus Access Only)

Degree Name

Master of Science in Clinical Psychology (MSCP)

Committee Chair

Genevieve Arnaut, PsyD, PhD

Abstract

A large percentage of youth offenders return to correctional facilities, resulting in rising prison costs. There is a need for an examination of prerelease programming and parole supervision and its effectiveness in terms of deterring youths from returning to delinquent behavior. In the present study, a small sample of revocated male youths (N = 26) were surveyed about their experiences going through the different transitions in Oregon Youth Authority (OYA) facilities. These youths had experienced at least one transition back into the community, parole, and the transition back into a correctional facility. The survey assessed the youths’ perspective of pre-release programming and parole supervision, as well as their suggestions about what else may have been helpful in their experiences. Overall, the youths reported that the treatment, training, supervision, and staff were at least somewhat helpful. Many youths suggested that more family services, drug and alcohol treatment, and individual counseling would have been helpful in avoiding violations that led to their parole being revoked. The results have implications regarding institutional changes that may increase the likelihood of such youths being successful in the community.

Comments

The digital version of this paper is currently unavailable to off-campus users; however, it may be accessed on campus or through interlibrary loan (for eligible borrowers) from Pacific University Library. Pacific University Library is a free lender.

This paper will become openly available for download 24 months after its initial posting in CommonKnowledge.

Library Use: LIH

Share

COinS