Darcy’s next step is to find programs that make use of these strategies to address delinquency.
Darcy compiles available information on evidence-based programs that target juvenile delinquency and are well-suited for high school youth in NW Devonville. She uses online resources to find programs that have demonstrated successes in multiple studies with strong evaluation designs.
After reviewing several programs, Darcy chooses a community-based mentoring program. One of the main reasons she chose this program is that it seeks to increase juveniles’ prosocial values, such as the importance of education, while at the same time directly addressing issues related to truancy and drop out, such as academic performance and participation in extracurricular activities.