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Child Abuse & Maltreatment Programs at a Glance
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Child Abuse & Maltreatment Practice Outcomes at a Glance
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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.

Child Protection/Health

Child Abuse & Maltreatment

Child protection programs focus on child abuse or harm prevention, intervention and enforcement. They address a variety of issues including parental competence, how to prevent or alter dysfunctional parenting practices, and reduce family risk factors by providing education, resources and parental support.



OJP Publications

Long-Term Consequences of Delinquency: Child Maltreatment and Crime in Early Adulthood, NIJ-Sponsored, March 2009
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Influence of Child Maltreatment on Juveniles' Psychological Adjustment Within Correctional Institutions, NIJ-Sponsored, 1999
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In the Wake of Childhood Maltreatment, OJJDP, August 1997
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Coordinating Criminal and Juvenile Court Proceedings in Child Maltreatment Cases, NIJ, October 1996
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Decision Making in Sexual Assault Cases: Replication Research on Sexual Violence Case Attrition in the U.S., NIJ-Sponsored, 2019

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