Beyond Scared Straight: Still Going Strong in its Fifth Season

Note: Reclaiming Futures is not affiliated with the A&E television show, "Beyond 'Scared Straight,'" and it does not support the "Scared Straight" intervention.

Beyond Scared Straight is, unfortunately, still on the air despite the research that shows it's ineffective and damaging to kids. In fact, Scared Straight programs actually INCREASE the likelihood that teens will reoffend. Why we're trusting the future of our teens to a television network whose other shows include Storage Wars and Duck Dynasty is beyond me.

We've written quite a bit on (Beyond) Scared Straight in the past:

juvenile-justice-system_David-BackesDavid Backes writes the Friday news roundup for Reclaiming Futures and contributes articles about juvenile justice reform and adolescent substance abuse treatment to He has a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Santa Clara University. David works as an account executive for Prichard Communications.





Updated: November 07 2013