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Risk & Protective Factors

Risk and protective factors are preexisting personal characteristics or environmental conditions that increase or reduce the likelihood of delinquent behavior or other negative outcomes. Consistent with public health and child development approaches, many prevention programs target risk and protective factors to intervene early and prevent (rather than respond to or treat) later problem behaviors.


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OJP Publications

Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Tribal Youth in the Juvenile Justice System, OJJDP-Sponsored, April 2016

Findings from the Economic Analysis of JDC/RF: Policy Implications for Juvenile Drug Courts, OJJDP-Sponsored, January 2016

Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Protective Factors Against Delinquency, OJJDP-Sponsored, December 2015

Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Risk Factors for Delinquency, OJJDP-Sponsored, December 2015

National Cross-Site Evaluation: Juvenile Drug Courts and Reclaiming Futures: Final Report: 7/1/2011-6/30/2015, OJJDP-Sponsored, December 2015

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