Resource: Five Things About Juvenile Delinquency Intervention and Treatment

This brief (PDF, 2 pages) explores findings on interventions and treatment programs that seek to prevent crime and reduce recidivism among youth. The following five statements are based on practices and programs rated by CrimeSolutions

  1. Juvenile awareness programs may be ineffective and potentially harmful. 

  1. Cognitive behavioral therapy can reduce aggression in children and adolescents. 

  1. Multisystemic therapy reduces recidivism, rearrests, and the number of days youth spend in detention. 

  1. Intensive supervision of youth on probation does not reduce recidivism. 

  1. Incarceration-based therapeutic communities for youth with substance use disorders have not been found to reduce recidivism after release. 

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