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Delinquency Prevention Programs at a Glance
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Delinquency Prevention

When a juvenile commits an act that would be criminal if committed by an adult, the juvenile is determined to be delinquent. Delinquent acts may include crimes against persons, crimes against property, drug offenses, and crimes against public order. Delinquency prevention efforts seek to redirect youth who are considered at-risk for delinquency or who have committed a delinquent offense from deeper involvement in the juvenile justice system.


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OJP Publications

Preventing Bullying Through Science, Policy, and Practice, NIJ-Sponsored, 2016

Using Research to Understand Cyberbullying, NIJ, October 2016
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Evaluation of Friendly PEERsuasion, OJJDP-Sponsored, June 2016

Developmental Pathways of Teen Dating Violence in a High-Risk Sample, NIJ-Sponsored, June 2016

Indicators of School Crime and Safety, 2015, BJS, May 2016

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Questions and Answers

Do you have resources on youth gang prevention?
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Are funds available for mentoring efforts?
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Where can I find information on juvenile mentoring programs?
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