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Reducing Gang Violence: A Long-Term Follow-Up of a Randomized Trial of Functional Family Therapy

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $770,657)

This Philadelphia, Pennsylvania study includes a 5-year follow-up of a randomized controlled trial of Functional Family Therapy-Gangs (FFT-G). FFT-G was specifically accommodated to serve youth at risk or involved in gangs and is based on the evidence-based program called Functional Family Therapy. Original study participants have now transitioned into emerging adulthood. The study will include former program participant and control group interviews to gather data on a host of bio/psycho/social indicators, court records to gather information on criminal justice system involvement, and focus groups with Family Court stakeholders. This project has the potential to improve our understanding of the long-term impact of the program and identify an evidenced-based program for gang reduction.

"Note: This project contains a research and/or development component, as defined in applicable law" and complies with Part 200 Uniform Requirements - 2 CFR 200.210(a)(14).


Date Created: September 21, 2018