F E A T U R E S
The Causes and Correlates Studies: Findings and Policy Implications
Developing effective intervention programs based on scientific understanding of the origins of delinquency is essential to the prevention of delinquent behavior. The Causes and Correlates study findings have important implications for the design of such programs.
Strategic Risk-Based Response to Youth Gangs
Establishing a comprehensive communitywide approach may not be a practical
option for every community. Strategic risk-based responses to youth gangs can
be adopted, however, even in the absence of a communitywide response and regardless
of whether the focus is prevention, intervention, or suppression of gangs.
U.S. Department of Justice
Deborah J. Daniels
J. Robert Flores
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Points of view or opinions expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of OJJDP or the U.S. Department of Justice.
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is a component of the Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, and the Office for Victims of Crime.