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Early Intervention and Juvenile Delinquency Prevention Evidence from the Chicago Longitudinal Study

Carla Robinson

Alcorn State University

This article discusses the early intervention and juvenile delinquency prevention. The role of an educational intervention and child, family, peer and school level prediction on court reported juvenile delinquency. This paper will discuss the importance of early intervention and schooling factors in reducing delinquency and highlights the benefits of early intervention as one mechanism for delinquency prevention.
Child parent centered preschools programs found long term benefits of an early childhood educational intervention on court reported measures of juvenile delinquency. The current strongest family factor associated with delinquency was child abuse and neglect between ages four and eleven. Child maltreatment was associated with juvenile delinquency; other family factors such as parental involvement in schools were not significantly associated with any delinquency outcome. Child maltreatment was associated with both delinquency and drug arrest.
It incorporates the system approach because it shows that all systems are linked to juvenile delinquency whether it is good or bad. The family system plays the biggest role as well as the environment. The children have to have a positive relationship between all of the systems for them not to have a predicator that can cause delinquency.
The three conclusions that that are in this article are that the child has to have a good home and family life has to have preschool education, and school and parent collaboration. The parents must be involved because they are the first person that the child trusts. This is more prevalent if there are any risk factors such as domestic violence, drug abuse or alcohol abuse. The parent must keep the child safe and not neglect them.…...

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