Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $468,740)
The applicant proposes to study high-risk youth under county supervision to examine transitions into the adult system, youth gang involvement, and families with gang violence histories.
The purpose of the project is to enhance our understanding of familial dynamics and identify ways to interrupt cycles of inter-generational gang violence. The mixed methods approach will include an analysis using administrative data to examine individual offending trajectories for approximately 900 youth with data matched to parent criminal justice system records, as well as data on juvenile services, law enforcement arrests, County District Attorneys Office cases, adult community corrections, and Federal corrections. Interviews will also be conducted with 40 youth, and 15 parents, to explore gang initiation, identification, and membership, risk and protective factors, early intervention, and family support services.
This project contains a research and/or development component, as defined in applicable law, and complies with Part 200 Uniform Requirements - 2CFR 200.21(A((14). CA/NCF
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