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Prevention and Early Intervention for Juvenile Delinquency
The current proposal seeks to further the Kennedy Krieger Institute’s (KKI) prevention and early intervention services to children and families at risk for child abuse and neglect, placement disruptions, school failure, juvenile delinquency, violence, and adult crime. Services will focus on children ages birth to seven and their parents/caregivers who live in the greater Baltimore area. Families will be referred from existing intake and evaluation systems within KKI and through new partnerships and collaborations we plan to develop with support from OJJDP funds.
In an aim to improve the outcomes for children of Baltimore, this project seeks to
- extend or initiate direct services via behavioral parent training to children and families,
- increase training efforts for those who serve at-risk children, and
- expand KKI programs that focus on prevention and early interventions services for at-risk children.
Implementation will be both clinic and community based. Progress towards these goals will be determined by measuring immediate child and parent outcomes, measuring program impact, and measuring number of families receiving services.