Juvenile Delinquency Prevention Through Family and Community Violence Prevention Programs

Suman Kakar, Florida International University

ABSTRACT
This paper examines the effect of family and communitiy violence prevention and empowerment programs on juvenile delinquency control and prevention. Using survey methodology 210 high and middle school students who participated in family and community violence programs are surveyed. Results indicate that students who participated in the program had lower rate of referral for violent and other disruptive behavior. However, the program participation did not seem to have any effect on the academic achievement or grades.

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