The State Of Wisconsin Department Of Corrections

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Introduction According to Ruddell and Thomas (2009), in 2006 it was estimated that there was 93,000 juveniles in either a detention center or juvenile correctional facility; however, the arrest rates have decreased at least by 2,000 since 1993. Many juveniles on release are reoffending quickly since most of them have been locked up throughout their developmental years and their brain did not get the right cognitive development it needed to help make the right decision. Many different states and correctional institutions have started their own different programs to help decrease recidivism rate in juveniles. Two programs that will be examined further are the Capital Offender Group that was implemented by Giddings State School in Texas, and the Juvenile Cognitive Intervention Program that was implemented by the State of Wisconsin Department of Corrections. Description In John Hubner’s book, “Last Chance in Texas: The Redemption of criminal Youth,” he recounts everything he saw and heard while he looked into how the program at Giddings State School worked. The program that was ran by the Giddings State School was called the Capital Offenders Group (COG). The program overall goal is to have the juveniles be able to resocialize. By resocializing, the juveniles are learning skills they did not learn from their home environment since most of them came from broken homes themselves, and also the fact that at a young age they are taken out of society and need to be able make the
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