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Delinquency Prevention Programs at a Glance
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Delinquency Prevention Practice Outcomes 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.


Delinquency Prevention

When a juvenile commits an act that would be criminal if committed by an adult, the juvenile is determined to be delinquent. Delinquent acts may include crimes against persons, crimes against property, drug offenses, and crimes against public order. Delinquency prevention efforts 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.



OJP Publications

Reducing Gang Violence: A Randomized Trial of Functional Family Therapy, NIJ-Sponsored, 2018

Model Data Project 3D Data Capacity Assessment: Infrastructure, OJJDP-Sponsored, 2018

Model Data Project 3D Data Capacity Assessment: Data Use and Dissemination, OJJDP-Sponsored, 2018

Model Data Project 3D Data Capacity Assessment: Indicators of Juvenile Justice System Involvement, OJJDP-Sponsored, 2018

Assessing the Role of School Discipline in Disproportionate Minority Contact With the Juvenile Justice System: Final Technical Report, OJJDP-Sponsored, 2018

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