How to Deter Juvenile Crime? Community-Based Programs like MST

Posted by Lori Cohen, MST Services

Sep 17, 2015 9:30:00 AM

What stops high-risk juveniles from further crime?

A report from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention based on the “Pathways to Desistance” project offered up a serious look at what deters high-risk kids from committing future crimes.

More than 1,300 delinquents from Philadelphia and Phoenix were interviewed seven years after they were convicted. They were asked about the factors—becoming more mature, life changes and whether they were involved again with the criminal-justice system—that led youth who have committed serious offenses to continue or stop offending.deterrence_blog_pic

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Topics: MST, community-based programs

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