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Focus Areas

Delinquency Prevention

Evaluating interventions and leading research to understand economic, social, and other factors that influence the lives of youth

Many factors combine to map the direction of a young person’s life. Economic, social, environmental, familial and biological factors can act as indicators of success or difficulty, while innovative interventions can be used to dissuade youth from engaging in risky behaviors that could lead to truancy, substance abuse, delinquency, and crime. 

In addition to our research in delinquency prevention, our experts look at related factors such as substance use and abuse, physical and mental health issues, as well as treatment, employment, job training, housing, and education. It is within this context that we support our clients’ aims to assist at-risk youth and inform social policy.