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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.

Juveniles

The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that there were approximately 73.8 million youth under the age of 18 in the United States in 2012.[1] State statutes define which youth are in the original jurisdiction of the juvenile court, and it varies from state to state; the upper age limit for this jurisdiction ranges from 15 to 17.[2] In 2010, courts with juvenile jurisdiction disposed more than 1.3 million delinquency cases.[3]

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OJP Publications

Evaluation of the Effects of Mentoring Program for Youth in Foster Care on Their Criminal Justice Involvement as Young Adults, OJJDP-Sponsored, 2018
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Reducing Gang Violence: A Randomized Trial of Functional Family Therapy, NIJ-Sponsored, 2018
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Risk Assessment and Behavioral Health Screening (RABS) Project Final Technical Report, OJJDP-Sponsored, July 2018
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Federal Prosecution of Human-Trafficking Cases, 2015, BJS, June 2018
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, May/June 2018, OJJDP, June 2018
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Are funds currently available for student drug testing programs?
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How do I apply to be a peer reviewer for the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)?
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