University of Wisconsin–Madison

From Risk to Opportunity: Afterschool Programs Keep Kids Safe When Juvenile Crime Peaks

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level State
State(s) All States
Policy Areas Children & Families, Community Development, Education, Public Safety
Participation in high-quality afterschool programs can reduce juvenile crime. This report highlights case studies of local afterschool programs from around the country that have been successful in providing at-risk youth with safe spaces that keep them from engaging in dangerous behavior. It also discusses additional benefits of participating in afterschool programs , including improved academics, healthier habits, and money saved.

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