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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.


Special Populations

Juvenile populations often times require services that differ from adults. Their needs vary based on certain circumstances such as drug or substance addiction, mental health issues and foster care placement.



OJP Publications

Trying Juveniles as Adults: An Analysis of State Transfer Laws and Reporting, OJJDP, September 2011
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Incarcerated Women, Their Children, and the Nexus with Foster Care, NIJ-Sponsored, April 2011
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Does Parental Incarceration Increase a Child's Risk for Foster Care Placement?, NIJ, November 2006

Juveniles in Adult Prisons and Jails: A National Assessment, BJA, October 2000
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Treatment Foster Care, OJJDP, December 1998

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