ERIC Number: ED394115
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Delinquency Prevention Works. Program Summary.
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) compiled this summary in order to assist states and jurisdictions in their delinquency prevention efforts. The summary provides a synthesis of current information on a broad range of programs and strategies which seek to prevent delinquency. The theory of risk-focused prevention is explained and correlated to stages of youth development and such areas of focus as the family and community. References to relevant research and evaluation are provided in order to ground these programs and provide a context for their successful implementation. The summary: (1) presents and explains principles for effective delinquency prevention and early intervention; (2) describes risk and protective factors involved with the development of delinquency; (3) presents and explains the systems that are responsible for preventing delinquency; (4) describes what works in delinquency prevention; (5) explains how variables present during various developmental stages relate to delinquency; and (6) presents a variety of family, community, and school-based programs which serve to prevent delinquency. Appendix A gives detailed program descriptions, and Appendix B lists Crime Act prevention programs. (Contains 28 references.) (TS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquent Prevention (Dept. of Justice), Washington, DC.