Chapter 1: The "Just Say No" War on Drugs Campaign, Juvenile
Drug Use, and the Juvenile Crime Problem
Chapter 2: Combatting Juvenile Crime and Drug Use
Chapter 3: A Quasi-Experimental Research Design to Determine Effectiveness of a Therapeutic Community for Juvenile Offenders
Chapter 4: Did Participation in the Therapeutic Community Affect Outcomes?
Chapter 5: What it All Means? Summary, Conclusions, and Policy Implications
Appendix A: Data Collection Instruments
Appendix B: Tables
Appendix C: Program Integrity Measures
Jennifer Pealer is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at East Tennessee State University, where she teaches courses in corrections, juvenile justice and statistics. Prior to joining ETSU, she was a Senior Policy Analyst with Council of State Governments Justice Center, where she assisted multiple states implement justice reinvestment legislation. She was also the Assistant Commissioner of Research and Program Development for the Kansas Juvenile Justice Authority, where she was responsible for developing, implementing, and overseeing evidence-based practices, programs, and training agendas. Dr. Pealer has served as a consultant to many correctional programs throughout the United States by providing training and technical assistance in offender risk/need instruments and effective practices in risk reduction and techniques for changing offending behavior. She has published articles in the field of correctional rehabilitation and public opinion on crime and correctional issues. She earned her B.A. and M.A. in criminal justice from East Tennessee State University and her Ph.D. in criminal justice from the University of Cincinnati.