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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


Substance abuse treatment can be provided in a variety of settings, including outpatient, residential or while in confinement (for offenders). In many cases, substance abuse treatment is intended to address co-occurring disorders, such as mental illness. Treatment generally involves some type of therapeutic services provided over a sustained period of time, which may address issues such as motivation, problem solving, and developing skills to resist substance abuse and/or other problem behaviors.  



OJP Publications

Cross-Site Evaluation of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Tribal Green Reentry Program: Final Technical Report, OJJDP-Sponsored, December 2014
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2008 Report to Congress: Title V Incentive Grants for Local Delinquency Prevention Programs, OJJDP, March 2011

Toward Safe and Orderly Schools--The National Study of Delinquency Prevention in Schools, Research in Brief, NIJ, November 2004

Barrett Juvenile Correctional Center: Is it Effective? A Comparison of Youth Released From a Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Center to Youth at a Traditional Juvenile Correctional Center, Final Report, NIJ-Sponsored, August 2002
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National Study of Delinquency Prevention in Schools, Summary, NIJ-Sponsored,OJJDP-Sponsored, 2000

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