Research Questions: The Juvenile Crime Prevention Initiative is a statewide effort to prevent juvenile crime by focusing on best practice services to high-risk youth, ages 10–17. The JCP evaluation addresses two key questions about the JCP initiative:
1. Do JCP programs and services help reduce youth risk factors and increase their protective factors?
2. Do JCP programs and services help decrease juvenile recidivism and/or the rate of first offenses for the non-offender population?
Project Design: The evaluation uses a performance measurement approach. Youth are assessed at point of contact through either juvenile departments or community agencies. Youth receiving services receive a reassessment at 6 month intervals after start of the program and at program completion. Arrest data are matched to assessment data each biennium.
Funding Source: Youth Development Division, Oregon Department of Education
Reports and Publications:
Tarte, J. M., Mackin, J. R., Cox, A. A., & Furrer, C. J. (Nov. 2007)
Juvenile Crime Prevention 2005 – 2007 Evaluation Report.
NPC Research: Portland, OR.
Mackin, J. R., Tarte, J. M., & Cox, A. A. (Sept. 2005)
Native American Tribal Juvenile Prevention Programs Data Summary.
A report to the Oregon Commission on Children and Families, Juvenile Crime Prevention. NPC Research: Portland, OR.