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Risk & Protective Factors Programs at a Glance
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Risk & Protective Factors Practice Outcomes at a Glance
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Risk & Protective Factors

Risk and protective factors are preexisting personal characteristics or environmental conditions that increase or reduce the likelihood of delinquent behavior or other negative outcomes. Consistent with public health and child development approaches, many prevention programs target risk and protective factors to intervene early and prevent (rather than respond to or treat) later problem behaviors.



OJP Publications

Rational Choice, Deterrence, and Identity: Modeling Life Course Transitions and Desistance, NIJ-Sponsored, February 2018

Juvenile Registration and Notification Policy Effects: A Multistate Evaluation Project, OJJDP-Sponsored, January 2018

Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Interactions Between Youth and Law Enforcement, OJJDP-Sponsored, January 2018

A Study of the Impact of Screening for Poly-Victimization in Juvenile Justice, NIJ-Sponsored, 2017

Assessing a Residential Treatment Program in the Context of Rhode Island's Juvenile Justice Reforms, OJJDP-Sponsored, 2017

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