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Children Exposed to Violence Programs 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.


Children Exposed to Violence

Children’s exposure to violence typically refers to children who witness or are victimized by violence. This includes physical assault, peer victimization, sexual victimization, child abuse and maltreatment, as well as witnessing (seeing or hearing) in the home, school, or community.  Exposure to violence, particularly multiple exposures, can interfere with a child’s physical, emotional, and intellectual development.



OJP Publications

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

Sexual Victimization Reported by Youth in Juvenile Facilities, 2018 - Supplemental Tables, BJS, June 2020

Dating Violence Reported by High School Students, 2017, OJJDP-Sponsored, April 2020

Exposure to Violence, Trauma, and Juvenile Court Involvement: A Longitudinal Analysis of Mobile Youth and Poverty Study Data (1998-2011), OJJDP-Sponsored, July 2019

Effects of the Second Step Program in Middle School on Violence, Victimization, and Substance Use in High School, NIJ, April 2019

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