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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

Studying Deterrence Among High-Risk Adolescents, OJJDP, August 2015

America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2015, OJJDP-Sponsored, July 2015
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Helping At-Risk Youth Say "No" to Gangs, NIJ, May 2015

Patterns, Precursors, and Consequences of Teen Dating Violence: Analyzing Gendered and Generic Pathways, NIJ-Sponsored, May 2015

Life Course, Relationship, and Situational Contexts of Teen Dating Violence: A Final Summary Overview, NIJ-Sponsored, January 2015

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