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Home Visiting Programs at a Glance
Total Number of Programs: 20

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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.

Delinquency Prevention

Home Visiting

Home visiting programs provide structured visits conducted by a professional (e.g., a caseworker) or trained para-professional as a delinquency prevention. Home visits seek to redirect youth who are considered at-risk for delinquency or who have committed a delinquent offense from deeper involvement in the juvenile justice system. 



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OJP Publications

Randomized Trial of Healthy Families New York (HFNY): Does Home Visiting Prevent Child Maltreatment?, NIJ-Sponsored, January 2011
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Toward Safe and Orderly Schools--The National Study of Delinquency Prevention in Schools, Research in Brief, NIJ, November 2004

National Study of Delinquency Prevention in Schools, Summary, NIJ-Sponsored,OJJDP-Sponsored, 2000

National Study of Delinquency Prevention in Schools, Final Report, NIJ-Sponsored, 2000
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An Overview of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, OJJDP, June 2000
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