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Delinquency Prevention Programs at a Glance
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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

An Assessment of the Effectiveness of Civil Citation as an Alternative to Arrest among Youth Apprehended by Law Enforcement, NIJ-Sponsored, 2019

Family Attachment and Juvenile Justice Outcomes: An Assessment of Visitation of Juvenile Delinquents in Residential Facilities, NIJ-Sponsored, 2019

Assessing the Impact of Individual-, School, and District-Level Factors on School-Based Arrests to the Department of Juvenile Justice, NIJ-Sponsored, 2019

Kentucky Juvenile Justice Reform Evaluation: Implementation Evaluation Report, NIJ-Sponsored, December 2019

Reading Intervention, Academic and Behavioral Outcomes for Adolescents: A Community Agency and University Partnership Project, NIJ-Sponsored, September 2019

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