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Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) / Randomized Field Experiment

Refers to an experimental research design in which participants are randomly assigned to a treatment or a control group. Most social scientists consider random assignment to lead to the highest level of confidence that observed effects are the result of the program and not other variables.

Prevention & Education


Substance abuse prevention and education programs aim to prevent individuals from the harmful physical, social, and psychological consequences of drug and alcohol use or abuse. These parent-focused programs seek to prevent, through education, the dangers posed by drugs and alcohol and to change the behaviors that may lead to substance abuse.



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OJP Publications

Circle of Healing for Native Children Endangered by Drugs, OVC, December 2014
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Drugs and Crime Facts, BJS, 2005
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Competency Training: The Strengthening Families Program for Parents and Youth 10-14, OJJDP, August 2000

Youth Gangs, Drugs, and Violence Connection, OJJDP, January 1999

Decision Making in Sexual Assault Cases: Replication Research on Sexual Violence Case Attrition in the U.S., NIJ-Sponsored, 2019

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