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Risk & Protective Factors

Risk and protective factors are preexisting personal characteristics or environmental conditions that increase or reduce the likelihood of delinquent behavior or other negative outcomes. Consistent with public health and child development approaches, many prevention programs target risk and protective factors to intervene early and prevent (rather than respond to or treat) later problem behaviors.


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OJP Publications

Summary of School Safety Statistics, NIJ, July 2017

Implementing Evidence-Based Juvenile Justice Reforms: Demonstration Sites in OJJDP's Juvenile Justice Reform and Reinvestment Initiative, OJJDP-Sponsored, May 2017

Family Context Is an Important Element in the Development of Teen Dating Violence and Should Be Considered in Prevention and Intervention, NIJ, April 2017

Community-Based Violence Prevention Study of the Safe and Successful Youth Initiative: An Intervention To Prevent Urban Gun Violence, OJJDP-Sponsored, April 2017

Hidden Consequences: The Impact of Incarceration on Dependent Children, NIJ, March 2017

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