boot camps

Boot camps are a type of residential program for young offenders that are designed to provide a structured, military-style environment.


These programs are typically run by state or local governments and are intended to provide a short-term, highly intensive intervention for young people who have been involved in the criminal justice system.

Boot camps typically involve physical exercise, military-style drills, and other activities that are intended to instill discipline and promote pro-social behavior. Participants in boot camps may also receive education, job training, and other services.

Boot camps have been controversial in juvenile justice, as some research has suggested that they may not be effective in reducing recidivism (the likelihood that an offender will re-offend) and may have negative consequences for participants. Some studies have found that boot camps may be more punitive and harsh than traditional juvenile detention facilities and may not provide the rehabilitation and support services that young offenders need to address the underlying causes of their criminal behavior.


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