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Delinquency Prevention Programs at a Glance
Total Number of Programs: 300

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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

Understanding School Safety and the Use of School Resource Officers in Understudied Settings, NIJ-Sponsored, 2020

The Consequences of School Violence: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, NIJ-Sponsored, 2020

Importance of Risk Assessments to Positive Outcomes for Youth - Juvenile Justice Research Spotlight, NIJ, May 2020
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Implementing Risk and Needs Assessment - NIJ Juvenile Justice Research Spotlight, NIJ, May 2020
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Functional Family Therapy-Gangs: Adapting an Evidence-Based Program To Reduce Gang Involvement, NIJ, March 2020

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