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Follow-Up Report on Prevention Programs Administered by the Department of Juvenile Justice, Report No. 98-63, February 1999
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  • Most of the department's prevention dollars are still not reaching black males, who are at the highest risk of becoming involved in the juvenile delinquency system.
  • Prevention programs serve many youth who have already entered the delinquency system. This may be an appropriate intervention to deter these youth from further crime. However, the participation of both delinquent and non-delinquent youth in prevention programs makes it difficult for the Legislature to develop an informed strategy to serve the needs of both types of youth and determine if prevention dollars are being used in the most cost-effective way.
  • For prevention community grant programs, the department should specify which high-risk youth are to be served and continue to allow local boards and councils to recommend program providers and program content.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Prevention and Victim Services

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 09-01 DJJ Should Monitor Network and PACE Administrative Services and Revise Policies to Serve Appropriate Youth,published in January 2009
  • Report No. 08-07 DJJ Should Better Identify At-Risk Youth, Use Proven Prevention Models, and Revise Funding Practices, published in February 2008.
  • Report No. 02-62 Justification Review: Prevention and Victim Services Program Department of Juvenile Justice, published in November 2002.

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