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Benefits and Costs of Prevention and Early Intervention Programs for Youth

General Material

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:

  1. Reduce crime;
  2. Lower substance abuse;
  3. Improve educational outcomes such as test scores and graduation rates;
  4. Decrease teen pregnancy;
  5. Reduce teen suicide attempts;
  6. Lower child abuse or neglect; and
  7. Reduce domestic violence.

Includes a detailed chart comparing programs' measured benefits and costs per youth. Lists brief descriptions for each program in the review.