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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.


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]



OJP Publications

In Focus: Drug Courts, OJJDP, March 2020

Functional Family Therapy-Gangs: Adapting an Evidence-Based Program To Reduce Gang Involvement, NIJ, March 2020

OJJDP News @ a Glance, January/February 2020, OJJDP, February 2020

National Institute of Justice: Public Labs Research Solicitation, NIJ, February 2020

Tip Lines for School Safety: A National Portrait of Tip Line Use, NIJ-Sponsored, February 2020

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