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Juvenile Delinquency

Juvenile delinquency is a major sign of a youth who is at risk of not transitioning successfully into adulthood. With regard to participation in crime, The National Conference of State Legislators has defined four risk factors that increase the likelihood that…

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Poverty: The Major Predictor

Children who come from low-income families are much less likely to transition successfully into adulthood. A study by the US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) analyzed census data from 2008 and found that household income dramatically impacts youth…

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Understanding At-Risk Youth

Because the definition of an at-risk youth is so broad, in some respects, all youth are at risk in one way or another. So who fits the technical definition of 'at risk?' An at-risk youth is a child who is less likely…

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