This report describes findings and analysis regarding the cost-effectiveness of research-based prevention and early intervention programs for youth with a demonstrated ability to achieve 7 outcomes:
- Reduce crime;
- Lower substance abuse;
- Improve educational outcomes such as test scores and graduation rates;
- Decrease teen pregnancy;
- Reduce teen suicide attempts;
- Lower child abuse or neglect; and
- Reduce domestic violence.
Includes a detailed chart comparing programs' measured benefits and costs per youth. Lists brief descriptions for each program in the review.