The treatment of serious juvenile delinquents in Massachusetts
Journal/Book: Educational Psychology in Practice. 1987; 3: 49-52.
Abstract: Describes the Boston Secure Treatment (BST) program that is geared toward delinquent youths to minimize further damage to themselves and their communities. The BST caters to delinquent males (aged 13-18 yrs), who have committed serious offenses such as murder, child and adult rape, kidnapping, and armed robbery. Treatment modalities include behavioral techniques, individual and group psychotherapy, and expressive therapies such as art, music, and psychodrama. Three full-time clinicians work with these youths, who are seen as having emotional issues resulting in negativistic behavior. It is believed that the clinical treatment received by these youths is beneficial.
Note: Boston Secure Treatment program; therapy & rehabilitation; 13 18 yr old male delinquents who committed serious crimes
Keyword(s): Juvenile delinquents; psychosocial rehabilitation; prisoners ; adolescence ; adulthood