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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

Substance Abuse

Substance abuse treatment can be provided in a variety of settings, including outpatient, residential or while in confinement (for offenders). In many cases, substance abuse treatment is intended to address co-occurring disorders, such as mental illness. Treatment generally involves some type of therapeutic services provided over a sustained period of time, which may address issues such as motivation, problem solving, and developing skills to resist substance abuse and/or other problem behaviors.



OJP Publications

Barrett Juvenile Correctional Center: Is it Effective? A Comparison of Youth Released From a Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Center to Youth at a Traditional Juvenile Correctional Center, Final Report, NIJ-Sponsored, August 2002
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Juvenile Justice Journal, Volume V, Number 2 (Substance Abuse Issue), OJJDP, December 1998

Mental Health Disorders and Substance Abuse Problems Among Juveniles, OJJDP, July 1998
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Capacity Building for Juvenile Substance Abuse Treatment, OJJDP, December 1997

Urban Delinquency and Substance Abuse: Initial Findings Research Summary, OJJDP, March 1994

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