Brief Literature Review Adolescent transition: What Works?
Early Intervention in Crime Prevention program
Crime Prevention Unit, Attorney-General's Department, Government of South Australia
The focus of the review has been on identifying interventions, prevention programs and treatments aimed at addressing criminal and antisocial behaviour deemed to be effective for adolescents. Full Image (75.79K)
Many school-based interventions demonstrated effectiveness in addressing adolescent criminal and antisocial behaviour and related factors. The literature seemed to encourage whole-of-school approaches, involving a combination of niversalist and focused interventions. With respect to family-focused interventions, behavioural and social competency approaches were again identified as consistently effective. In addition, multisystemic therapy was arguably the most effective family-focused approach for intervening with the most chronic and serious offenders.