Violence Prevention for Youth

The Fourth R provided a protective factor against delinquency for maltreated youth at a 2-year follow-up. For these students, increasing levels of child maltreatment did not translate into higher levels of violent delinquency during adolescence. Results suggest that a short-term violence prevention program can have significant and meaningful long-term results.

Authors: Claire V. Crooks, Katreena Scott, Wendy E. Ellis, and David A. Wolfe (2011)

Keywords: Child maltreatment; Delinquency; School-based prevention; Youth violence

Summary by: Matt Gillespie