Report on Delinquency Prevention

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pdf Icon What Works, Wisconsin: What Science Tells Us about Cost-Effective Programs for Juvenile Delinquency Prevention
This report from 2005 synthesizes the latest research on what works in preventing and reducing juvenile delinquency. Released by UW-Madison and UW Extension with funding from the Governor’s Juvenile Justice Commission, the report highlights some of the most effective, proven programs in a number of program areas ranging from home visiting for mothers and infants to community-based programs for juvenile offenders. In plain language, the authors synthesize three decades of original research, program evaluations, research reviews, and program registries to promote understanding of evidence-based programs, cost-benefit analysis, and what makes programs effective.