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SAN QUENTIN SQUIRES PROGRAM OVERVIEW The San Quentin Squires Program is a juvenile delinquency deterrence program that brings delinquent youth to San Quentin Prison in California and exposes them to the realities of prison life. In a random assignment study, boys assigned to take part in the Squires Program were compared with boys assigned to a control group. The program had some positive impacts on boys' attitudes toward crime and police, but it did not have an impact on boys' delinquent behavior. Over the course of the year following the Squires Program, there was no significant difference between boys assigned to the treatment group and boys assigned to the control group on subsequent arrests. Furthermore, there were no significant differences between groups on number of subsequent charges, type of charges, or severity of charges. DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM Target population: delinquent youth The San Quentin Squires Program began in 1964 and is described as the oldest juvenile awareness program in the United States. The program brings delinquent youth to San Quentin Prison in California and exposes them to the realities of prison life. Participants
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This note was uploaded on 05/10/2010 for the course H ED 660 taught by Professor Goldberg during the Spring '10 term at San Francisco School of Digital Filmmaking.

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