clear Acknowledgments

This Report is the product of a collaborative effort involving researchers in the field and staff of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), U.S. Department of Justice. Within OJJDP, Charlotte Kerr, Deputy Director of the Research and Program Development Division, directed the overall development of the report. Katharine Browning compiled the findings and wrote the report. While responsibility for the report's final content rests with OJJDP, the report was shaped by discussions with and draft reports from a number of individuals and agencies.

OJJDP would like to thank all the researchers involved in the Juvenile Violence Research Studies. These projects required a number of individuals to collect data, conduct data analyses, and prepare the final reports that were submitted to OJJDP. We would especially like to thank the following individuals from each of the sites for their hard work and leadership on the projects and for their assistance in reviewing a draft of this report:

Bullet Tom McEwen of the Institute for Law and Justice, Jeffrey Roth of The Urban Institute, and Marcia Chaiken of LINC for the District of Columbia studies.
Bullet Cheryl Maxson and Malcolm Klein of the Social Sciences Research Institute at the University of Southern California for the Los Angeles studies.
Bullet Susan Limber of the Institute for Families in Society at the University of South Carolina for the South Carolina studies.
Bullet Harold Rose and Anthony Maggiore of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee for the Milwaukee study.
Bullet David Huizinga of the University of Colorado-Boulder for the Denver Youth Survey.
Bullet Rolf Loeber of the University of Pittsburgh for the Pittsburgh Youth Study.
Bullet Terence P. Thornberry of the University at Albany, State University of New York, for the Rochester Youth Development Study.

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