An assessment of factors related to the effectiveness of government rehabilitation schools for delinquent adolescents in Nairobi and Kiambu.
Gachara, Esther G.
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The problem adolescence delinquency is a worldwide social phenomenon. Of most concern is the impact of delinquency on the adolescence, their families, and the society at large, and the relationship between delinquency and adult crime, which has also been on the rise. It has been argued that delinquency leads to adult crime and therefore a life long career. There is need therefore to deal with adolescence delinquency to curb the trend of adolescents maturing to adulthood with criminal behaviors. The government of Kenya has established rehabilitation schools with the aim of correcting and reforming the delinquent adolescents into productive citizens. The rehabilitation schools then have programs designed to meet this objective ...!The study aimed at assessing the factors related to the effectiveness of rehabilitation schools with particular attention to the availability of rehabilitative programs, rehabilitative qualities of the rehabilitators, parent's involvement, school environment and at identifying the intervention measures that can increase the effectiveness .. This was done using a descriptive survey with the target population being the children, staff members of the rehabilitation schools in Nairobi and Kiambu. Stratified random sampling was applied to get samples of the subgroups in the population. The research instruments were questionnaires; interview schedules and observation checklist while data collection procedures were structured interviews and observations. The data was analyzed using both manual and computer programs and presented using descriptive statistics in form of percentages and frequency distribution.