The United States justice system is overloaded with juveniles who have committed violent crimes. While there are many programs designed to rehabilitate teenagers, other programs are trying to prevent youth crimes from happening in the first place. These school-based violence prevention programs have been proven effective at reducing violence, truancy, drug abuse, and delinquency. Created: 8/20/2007 by MMWR.
Date Released: 10/5/2007. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
Reducing Youth Crime
The Effectiveness of Universal School-Based Programs for
the Prevention of Violent and Aggressive Behavior: A Report
on Recommendations of the Task Force on Community Preventive Services
October 5, 2007
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Adolescents commit more than a million and a half crimes a year. In fact,
past 3 decades, youth offenders were responsible for a fourth of all serious
crimes involving weapons. An effective way of reducing youth crime is through
violence prevention programs. Analysis of these programs shows that they have
a track record of success at decreasing violence across all grades and socioeconomic
levels. In addition, these programs may reduce truancy and drug abuse, while
achievement. To learn more about school based violence prevention programs,
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