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Risk & Protective Factors Programs at a Glance
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Juveniles

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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T.E.A.M., Teach, Empower, Affirm, Mentor, A Risk Reduction Mentoring Curriculum, Instructor's Manual, OJJDP-Sponsored, 2014
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Changing Course: Keeping Kids Out of Gangs, NIJ, December 2013
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Changing Course: Preventing Gang Membership, NIJ, September 2013
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Comparison of Risk Assessment Instruments in Juvenile Justice, OJJDP-Sponsored, August 2013
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Pathways to Desistance - Final Technical Report, NIJ-Sponsored, November 2013
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