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Youth Development Programs 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

Youth Development

Adolescence is a period of development between childhood and adulthood characterized by increased experimentation and risk-taking, a tendency to discount long-term consequences, and heightened sensitivity to peers and other social influences. Youth development programs can focus on areas such as cognitive, behavioral and affective skills. These types of programs encourage youth to apply these skills when dealing with daily challenges, problems and decisions.

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OJP Publications

Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Positive Youth Development, OJJDP-Sponsored, August 2014
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Highlights of Findings From the Rochester Youth Development Study, OJJDP, April 1999
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Ten-Year Follow-Up on the RCT Study of Mentoring in the Learning Environment (SMILE): Effects of the Communities in Schools Mentoring Program on Crime and Educational Persistence, OJJDP-Sponsored, 2020
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Understanding School Safety and the Use of School Resource Officers in Understudied Settings, NIJ-Sponsored, 2020
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Design and Implementation of Forensic Facial Identification Experts Test, NIJ-Sponsored, 2020
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