Practitioner review: Effective ingredients of prevention programs for youth at risk of persistent juvenile delinquency--recommendations for clinical practice.

  title={Practitioner review: Effective ingredients of prevention programs for youth at risk of persistent juvenile delinquency--recommendations for clinical practice.},
  author={Sanne L. A. de Vries and Machteld Hoeve and Mark Assink and Geert J. Stams and Jessica J. Asscher},
  journal={Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines},
  volume={56 2},
BACKGROUND There is a lack of knowledge about specific effective ingredients of prevention programs for youth at risk for persistent delinquent behavior. The present study combines findings of previous studies by examining the effectiveness of programs in preventing persistent juvenile delinquency and by studying which particular program, sample, and study characteristics contribute to the effects. Information on effective ingredients offers specific indications of how programs may be improved… 

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