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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.


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OJP Publications

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

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

Juvenile Justice System Improvement: Implementing an Evidence-Based Decision-Making Platform, OJJDP-Sponsored, January 2017

Preventing Bullying Through Science, Policy, and Practice, NIJ-Sponsored, 2016

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

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