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Document 028346
Core Principles for Reducing Recidivism and Improving Other Outcomes for Youth in the Juvenile Justice System
By Seigle, Elizabeth; Walsh, Nastassia; Weber, Josh. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation (Chicago, IL); U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) (Washington, DC). Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center (New York, NY).
"The best way to help prevent a youth’s subsequent contact with the juvenile justice system is to prevent him or her from being involved with the system in the first place. The field has been engaged in significant efforts to divert status offenders and other low-risk youth from ever coming into contact with the system. The focus of this white paper is on what works to promote successful reentry for those youth who are under the supervision of a juvenile justice system, which encompasses a proce... Read More
106 pages
Document 027738
Development Sequences of Girls’ Delinquent Behavior
By Huizinga, David; Miller, Shari; Conduct Problems Prevention Research Group (CPPRG). U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). Girls Study Group (Washington, DC).
“[R]esearchers from two long-term longitudinal studies of delinquency— the Denver Youth Survey and the Fast Track Project—collaborated to establish common delinquency measures, conduct analyses, and integrate findings on developmental patterns of girls’ offending from childhood through adolescence ” (p. 1-2). This bulletin presents some of their major results. These are: prevalence and frequency of offending—ever-prevalence, prevalence by age and/or grade, and frequency of offending behavior amo... Read More
16 pages
Document 028238
A Sourcebook of Delinquency Interventions
Florida Dept. of Juvenile Justice. Office of Program Accountability. Programming and Technical Assistance Unit (Tallahassee, FL).
This is a very good guide to interventions effective at reducing juvenile delinquency. "The purpose of implementing a delinquency intervention is to prevent criminal and antisocial behavior, reduce recidivism for those already in the juvenile justice system, and reduce youths’ dynamic/changeable risk factors (termed “criminogenic needs”) that are proven to be the major causes of juvenile criminal behavior. There are three levels at which we define delinquency interventions. The level an interven... Read More
94 pages
Document 023436
Mentoring Interventions to Affect Juvenile Delinquency and Associated Problems
By Tolan, Patrick; Henry, David; Schoeny, Michael; Bass, Arin. University of Illinois at Chicago. Institute for Juvenile Research (Chicago, IL); Jerry Lee Foundation (Philadelphia, PA). University of Illinois at Chicago. Institute for Juvenile Research (Chicago, IL); Campbell Collaboration (Oslo, Norway).
A "review of selective and indicated mentoring interventions that have been evaluated for their effects on delinquency outcomes for youth . . . and key associated outcomes" is presented (p. 2). Sections in addition to a synopsis and abstract include: background; objectives; methods -- criteria for inclusion and exclusion of studies in review; results; and conclusions. "These results suggest mentoring, at least as represented by the included studies, has positive effects for these important publ... Read More
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