Juvenile Delinquency Prevention

  • What Works, Wisconsin: What Science Tells Us about Cost-Effective Programs for Juvenile Delinquency Prevention
    This report released by the UW-Madison and the UW-Extension synthesizes the latest research on what works in preventing and reducing juvenile delinquency. The authors synthesized three decades of evidence on crime prevention programs from original research, research reviews and program registries sponsored by government agencies and professional organizations.
  •  What Works, Wisconsin: From good intentions to effective interventions for delinquency prevention
    This PPT was presented at the 2006 WI State Prevention Conference and draws from the “What Works, Wisconsin” report released in 2005 (see link above). The PPT covers evidence-based programs and practices for preventing juvenile delinquency and other child and teen problems; explains what it means for a program to be cost-effective; and offers insights into incorporating evidenced-based practices into existing programs.
    CAUTION: This is a very large file of 7.2 MB, 56 slides.
  • Key Ingredients of Effective Juvenile Delinquency Prevention Programs – Rating Form
    This 3-page assessment form provides practitioners with a beginning tool to determine the level of principles and practices critical to the success of delinquency prevention efforts. Categories of principles include program design and content, program relevance, program delivery, and program assessment & quality assurance.