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The Effects of Summer Jobs on Youth Violence
(NCJ 251101) 2017
Grant, 30 page(s)
Sara Heller, Harold Pollack, Johnathan M.V. Davis
This report presents findings from a randomized controlled trial of an intervention that has been largely absent from the rigorous evaluation literature: summer jobs. The program offered an 8-week summer job at minimum wage, an adult job mentor, and for some youth, a cognitive behavioral therapy-based curriculum. Researchers tracked youth in administrative data sources and find that the main effect of the program was to dramatically reduce violence.