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Cognitive Behavioral Interventions with Serious and Violent Juvenile Offenders: Some Historical Perspective

Volume 72 Number 3
December 2008

The Cognitive Behavioral Intervention (CBI) is a popular juvenile justice program strategy. Most program materials, evaluations, and archival information no longer exist on early CBI programs; however, one program warrants consideration. The Tennessee Department of Corrections' maximum-security treatment unit represents one of the first systematic applications of a CBI with serious, violent, and mentally ill juvenile offenders.