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James C. Howell is senior research associate, National Gang Center, Institute for Intergovernmental Research.
Mark W. Lipsey is research professor, Peabody Research Institute and Department of Human and Organizational Development, Peabody College, Vanderbilt University.
John J. Wilson is senior research associate, Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR).
Megan Q. Howell is contract administrator & data analyst, Department of Public Safety, DACJJ Juvenile Community Programs.
Nancy J. Hodges is community program development specialist, North Carolina Department of Public Safety.
Chapter 1: Research with Important Implications for Juvenile Justice Practice
Chapter 2: A Comprehensive Strategy for Evidence-Based Juvenile Justice Practice
Chapter 3: Effective Evidence-Based Prevention and Intervention Programs for Juvenile Offenders
Chapter 4: The Standardized Program Evaluation Protocol
Chapter 5: Initiating and Sustaining Evidence-Based Practice
Chapter 6: Eight Key Administrative Tools That Support Evidence-Base Programming
It is a great pleasure for me to welcome this highly informative Handbook, which brilliantly combines comprehensive literature reviews with practical implications for juvenile justice policy. It describes a rational strategy for reducing juvenile offending based on (1) distinguishing serious, violent, and chronic offenders from others, (2) identifying key risk and protective factors for offending, (3) matching effective services to treatment needs, (4) applying graduated sanctions as the criminal career progresses, and (5) using effective interventions to reduce recidivism. It should be thoroughly read by everyone who is interested in understanding and reducing juvenile delinquency.
— David P. Farrington, Cambridge University
James C. Howell and colleagues have, once again, produced a comprehensive work that earns the name of Handbook. This volume is the essential companion and guide for every juvenile justice practitioner and policy maker. It is required reading for anyone seriously dedicated to this work, whether at the level of beginning student, to direct service provider, to chief administrator, to state policy maker. Properly used, it will become full of yellow highlights, margin notes and dog-eared pages, as is my copy of the first edition.
— Steven C. Hornsby, retired Judge and Former Deputy Commissioner, TN Division of Juvenile Justice
A Handbook for Evidence-based Juvenile Justice Systems, revised edition remains the quintessential text for researchers and practitioners alike with respect to strategies for juvenile justice reform. Howell and colleagues provide a comprehensive strategy, couched in empirical support, to provide the right services, to the right youth, at the right time, and include recommendations regarding the most pressing juvenile justice reforms. This is an essential text for juvenile justice administrators, policy makers, and those implementing or evaluating evidence-based programs.
— Michael Baglivio, PhD, Youth Opportunity Investments