Cognitive behavior therapy is the one rehabilitative strategy that has shown some success and this article from The Crime Report looks at that in work with teens.

An excerpt.

“There were 44 percent fewer arrests among teens who took a 30-week training course in Chicago called Becoming a Man, based on cognitive behavior therapy, than among those who didn’t take it, according to a recent University of Chicago Crime Lab study highlighted by NPR.

“The training aims to get people to think about the way they think, and to recognize unconscious patterns of thought that produce unhappy life outcomes.

“Interventions included “regular interactions with a pro-social adult, after-school programming, and ā€“ perhaps the most novel ingredient ā€“ in-school programming designed to reduce common judgment and decision-making problems,” according to the study, which monitored about 1,400 youths.”