Evaluation of the EATA Programme of Integration of Young People in Conflict with the Law Cover Image

Evaluacija efekata programa integracije mladih u sukobu sa zakonom
Evaluation of the EATA Programme of Integration of Young People in Conflict with the Law

Author(s): Vera Despotović Stanarević, Jasna Hrnčić, Tamara Džamonja-Ignjatović
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Fakultet političkih nauka Univerziteta u Beogradu
Keywords: conflict with the law; antisocial behavior; delinquency; group treatment; family treatment

Summary/Abstract: The paper presents the results of implementation of an integrative programme of treatment of youth in conflict with the law, aimed at their social integration and reduction of antisocial behavior and recidivism. The programme encompassed parallel implementation of 12 family visits and 12 workshops for youth. It included 36 families of young people with behavioral problems and in conflict with the law, from three Belgrade municipalities. The evaluation of treatment was based on the data from evaluative questionnaires for assessment of effects of the treatment filled in by conductors and beneficiaries of the programme, as well as on the basis of differences in results between initial and final assessment on assessment scales (test-retest), obtained from the parents (assessment of adolescent behavior) and adolescent (self-assessment). The results confirmed positive effects of the treatment in the sense of reduction of antisocial behavior of youth, increase of their pro-social skills and improvement of integration into the community. Families showed progress in overcoming the young person’s problems and in meeting the needs of its members. An appropriate, relatively short training can train professionals in centers for social work for efficient application of thus designed integrative programme of treatment with young and their families.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 05
  • Page Range: 437-451
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Serbian