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An Evaluation of Risk and Protective Factors as Predictive of Juvenile Justice Involvement in Adolescent At- Risk Girls

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $643,931)

The Pace Center for Girls will conduct a study to determine how risk factors, protective factors and PACE interventions differ between girls who have entered the juvenile justice system and those who have not, and determine if these factors and interventions, differentiated by age, race, education level and length of stay at PACE, are predictive of further juvenile justice involvement. The project's primary activity will be a quantitative examination of the factors related to recidivism and comparable differences in outcome measures for a cohort of 1,000 girls with and without delinquency histories who attended the PACE program and have since transitioned back into the community. Secondary activity will include data collection on recidivism, behaviors, vocations, community connectedness, education and families to ensure that PACE's services drive outcomes.


Date Created: September 10, 2008