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Denver Youth Survey: Data Release and Policy Findings

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $400,000)

OJJDP's Demonstration Programs Division Grants were established to provide grants, cooperative agreements, and other assistance to organizations. This program is authorized by the Department of Defense and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011, Pub. L. 112-110.

The Denver Youth Survey (DYS) is a longitudinal study of problem and successful behavior over the life course that focuses on delinquency, drug use, victimization, and mental health. The project is studying developmental processes and life experiences that lead to involvement in delinquency and other problem behavior with a goal of suggesting the nature and timing of prevention and intervention programs. The project also focuses on precursors to and outcomes of juvenile justice system involvement. The two main current goals include: (1) continuing the process of archiving data from the DYS and of the other two projects of OJJDP's Program of Research on the Causes and Correlates of Delinquency through the establishment of a secure enclave at the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data, and (2) working with OJJDP to disseminate findings of the Program by developing new policy relevant research reports and creating a website dedicated to the totality of policy relevant and other important findings of the Program of Research on the Causes and Correlates of Delinquency.


Date Created: September 6, 2011