Juvenile delinquency—negative behaviors of children and teens that may result in crimes or legal action—frequently causes widespread problems in communities. RAND's research on juvenile delinquency includes populations from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds and features studies related to crime and juvenile justice, at-risk populations, violence, bullying, substance abuse prevention and treatment, and adolescent mental health.
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RAND Drug Policy Research Center;
RAND Justice, Infrastructure, and Environment;
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The ChalleNGe program seeks to alter the life course of high school dropouts ages 16-18. A rigorous evaluation has shown that the program has positive effects on educational attainment and employment. A cost-benefit analysis supports public investment in the program as currently operated and targeted.
D.P.A. (in progress) in public administration, University of La Verne; M.S.W. in policy, planning, and administration, Loma Linda University; B.A. in psychology and black studies, Pitzer College
Senior Behavioral Scientist
Ph.D. in clinical psychology, University of Texas
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Ph.D. in psychology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice; M.S. in psychology, Florida International University; B.S. in psychology, Western Illinois University; B.S. in sociology, Western Illinois University
Ph.D. in criminology and criminal justice, University of Maryland
Senior Behavioral and Social Scientist
Ph.D. in psychiatric epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; B.A. in economics, University of Chicago