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Family Therapy May Prevent Gang Activity

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An NIJ-supported study finds that it is possible to prevent criminal activity in a population that is at high risk for joining gangs using a version of Functional Family Therapy.

Read the article.

What Works in Reentry?

Watch a recording of our Research for the Real World seminar on the role and importance of institutional and community corrections, and rehabilitative and reentry services in crime prevention and public safety efforts.

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