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Preventing Delinquency Through Improved Child Protection Services

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Preventing Deliquency Through Improved Child Protection Services Bulletin begins with a brief review of what is known about the link between childhood maltreatment and juvenile offending. Next it provides an overview of OJJDP’s Comprehensive Strategy for Serious, Violent, and Chronic offenders and identifies where CPS tertiary prevention efforts belong within a community’s continuum of delinquency prevention and intervention efforts. The main body of the Bulletin describes and assesses a particularly promising CPS tertiary prevention strategy known as Structured Decision Making (SDM).

This course is based on the reading-based online article, Preventing Delinquency Through Improved Child Protection Services created by Christopher Baird and Richard Wiebush and Raelene Freitag


Juvenile Justice Bulletin

Publication Date:

July 2001

Course Material Authors

Christopher Baird

Christopher Baird is Senior Vice-President of the National Council on Crime and Delinquency.

Richard Wiebush and Raelene Freitag

Richard Wiebush and Raelene Freitag are Senior Researchers with the Children’s Research Center, National Council on Crime and Delinquency.

Course Creator

Dan Rebek, Ph.D.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about preventing delinquency through improved child protection services. It is appropriate for intermediate to advanced participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe how to prevent delinquency through improved child protective services.

  2. Explain the research on effects of childhood maltreatment.

  3. Identify the principles of the structured decision making (SDM) model.

Course Article

Course Article

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Course Retired
Course Number 101387
2 credit hours
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  • Reading-Based Online
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