The National Center on Education, Disability and Juvenile Justice
  
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Resources on Prevention of Delinquency

The National Center on Education, Disability and Juvenile Justice

Educational disability does not cause delinquency, but learning and behavioral disorders place youth at greater risk for involvement with the juvenile courts and for incarceration. School failure, poorly developed social skills, and inadequate school and community supports are associated with the over-representation of youth with disabilities at all stages of the juvenile justice system. Click on the links below for descriptions of research-based strategies to prevent school failure and delinquency.

Prevention: Home, Community, and School Connections
Risk Factors
Levels of Prevention
Resiliency
Prevention Literature Review
Promising Programs and Practices

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