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Child Delinquency: Early Intervention and Prevention (NCJ 186162) May 2003
OJJDP Child Delinquency Series
20 page(s)
Loeber, R., Farrington, D. P., Petechuk, D.
Presents valuable information on the nature of child delinquency and describes early intervention and prevention programs that effectively reduce delinquent behavior. This OJJDP Child Delinquency Series Bulletin summarizes the final report of OJJDP's Study Group on Very Young Offenders, Child Delinquents: Development, Intervention, and Service Needs, which draws on hundreds of studies to describe the developmental course of child delinquency and delineate key risk and protective factors. It also identifies effective and promising prevention and intervention programs that help reduce the incidence of delinquency and offer significant cost savings to society.