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Program of Research on the Causes and Correlates of Delinquency

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Prince George''s
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $250,000)

OJJDP FY 09 Demonstration Programs Division Grants was established to provide grants, cooperative agreements and other assistance to organizations designated by OJJDP, as authorized by the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 2002 (42 U.S.C. Sections 5601 et seq.) and statutes appropriating funds for juvenile justice programs.

The Rochester Youth Development Study is an ongoing panel study designed to examine
the causes and consequences of delinquency. The study has followed a sample of high-risk youth from 1988 through the present and has collected extensive information about their involvement in delinquency, violence, drug use, and other problem behaviors. Detailed information has also been collected on many of the basic causes and correlates of these behaviors. In 1999, an intergenerational component was added by studying the children of the original adolescent subjects. With this grant, the researchers will focus on two core activities: data archiving and dissemination of policy-relevant findings. First, the project has collected extensive information on the study families, and in conjunction with OJJDP staff, researchers will begin archiving the data files to make them more generally available to the broader research community. Second, many of the project's findings are policy-relevant and the researchers will prepare a series of Policy Briefs to disseminate them more widely and create a website dedicated to the findings.


Date Created: September 17, 2009