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A field-initiated research project conducting comprehensive meta-analysis of 2003-07 data on justice-involved minority and tribal youth in a Southwestern border community.

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $262,397)

Title of Study: Meta Analysis of 2003-2007 Data on Justice Involved Minority and Tribal Youth

Pima Prevention Partnership will implement the Minority Youth (MY) Border Research Initiative which will explore the underlying factors for why justice-involved, tribal and minority youth in Southwestern border communities are at greater risk for early onset of substance abuse, and long-term persistence of delinquency, victimization, and mental illness as compared with their non-minority youth peers. The MY Border Research Initiative will conduct a comprehensive meta-analysis of existing quantitative and qualitative data from approximately 625 delinquent youth who received one or more best practice substance abuse and/or delinquency intervention curricula and use the findings to develop recommendations regarding specific service needs of juvenile justice-involved minority youth in Southern Arizona. PPP will use the Blueprints for Violence Prevention criteria as its guide for conducting meaningful, rigorous applied research that can be utilized for practice by justice professionals and will organize the data to produce typologies based on shared youth characteristics (e.g. ethnicity, cultural association, gender, age, criminal history, victimization, etc.). Project performance will be measured by the project's adherence to its established timeline and by the quality of deliverables. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 25, 2007