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New evaluation process offers better outcomes for juvenile offenders

Posted by on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 in Fall 2013, Fall 2013, Issue, Research News.

Mark Lipsey (Vanderbilt)

Peabody researchers are partnering with juvenile justice systems around the country to evaluate the potential of delinquency intervention programs to reduce recidivism in hopes of improving outcomes for young offenders.

Mark Lipsey, research professor in human and organizational development and director of the Peabody Research Institute, is the lead researcher on the Juvenile Justice Reform and Reinvestment Initiative, which draws on his more than 20 years of meta-analysis on intervention programs to assist criminal justice offices.

PRI Research Associate Gabrielle Chapman will assist in implementing the tool in three pilot sites in Iowa, Delaware and Wisconsin. The effort is supported by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, a division of the U.S. Department of Justice.

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