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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

Live Fast, Die Young: Anticipated Early Death and Adolescent Violence and Gang Involvement, NIJ-Sponsored, 2016

National Gang Center Newsletter, Fall 2016, OJJDP-Sponsored, December 2016

Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Gun Violence and Youth, OJJDP-Sponsored, December 2016

Implementing the SPEP: Lessons from Demonstration Sites in OJJDP's Juvenile Justice Reform and Reinvestment Initiative, OJJDP-Sponsored, December 2016

Systematic Review of Factors That Impact Implementation Quality of Child Welfare, Public Health, and Education Programs for Adolescents: Implications for Juvenile Drug Treatment Courts, OJJDP-Sponsored, November 2016

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