Impact of Brief Intervention Services on Drug-Using, Truant Youth Arrest Charges Over Time Article

Dembo, R, Briones-Robinson, R, Wareham, J et al. (2014). Impact of Brief Intervention Services on Drug-Using, Truant Youth Arrest Charges Over Time . 23(6), 375-388. 10.1080/1067828X.2012.741560

cited authors

  • Dembo, R; Briones-Robinson, R; Wareham, J; Schmeidler, J; Winters, KC; Barrett, K; Ungaro, R; Karas, LM; Belenko, S

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abstract

  • School truancy is a serious concern in the United States, with far-reaching negative consequences. Truancy has been positively associated with substance use and delinquent behavior; however, research is limited. Consequently, the Truancy Brief Intervention Project was established to treat and prevent substance use and other risky behaviors among truants. This article examines whether the Brief Intervention program is more effective in preventing future delinquency over a 12-month follow-up period than the standard truancy program. Results indicate the Brief Intervention was marginally significant in effecting future delinquency among truants, compared to the standard truancy program. Future implications of this study are discussed.

publication date

  • November 2, 2014

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

start page

  • 375

end page

  • 388

volume

  • 23

issue

  • 6