Follow-Up Studies

One of the key goals of JRC’s treatment program is that the JRC students’ behavioral progress will generalize over time and across settings.

JRC has conducted several former student follow-up studies in order to assess to what extent former JRC students continue to succeed.

Common findings include:

  • former students are in less restrictive educational/treatment settings;
  • they enjoy a wide range of positive social experiences;
  • they take less (and oftentimes no) antipsychotic medication;
  • they enjoy improved social relationships, including long-term relationships and marriage;
  • they enjoy a reduced need for mental health treatment;
  • some pursue further education (including college-level education);
  • many are in either supported or competitive (e.g., military, police force) employment settings; and
  • they typically rate themselves (or are rated by their guardian) as significantly better adjusted post-JRC enrollment than was the case prior to their admission to JRC.

Given the dangerous, disruptive, and sometimes life-threatening behavior problems that bring a student to JRC, such follow-up findings are remarkable. Our 2014 study can be downloaded at this link. (pdf)