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)