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CANCELLED: The Richard Jessor Distinguished Lecture on Health and Society

March 13, 2020 @ 4:00 pm

Del Elliott

To be rescheduled at a later date.

The Institute of Behavioral Science is pleased to host the second-ever Richard Jessor Distinguished Lecture on Health and Society featuring our very own Del Elliott, founding Director of the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence. Lecture is 4-5pm with a reception to follow.

Title: Evidence-Based Programs and Practices: Assessing the Evidence Supporting Each Approach to Improving the Effectiveness of Juvenile Justice System Interventions

Abstract: Over the last decade, critical commentary and debate have focused on the relative effectiveness of the individual program as compared to the generic practice strategy for identifying evidence-based interventions and their impact on the routine operation of the juvenile justice system (Embry & Biglan, 2008; Greenwood, 2018; Lipsey, 2018; Rehuher, Hiramatsu & Helm, 2008). At the center of the debate are a number of critical research and public policy questions: what criteria should be used to evaluate the relative effectiveness of these two approaches? How effective is each approach based on these criteria? What evidence is there that each can be implemented with fidelity and to scale? How usable by practitioners is each? Based on such assessment, should we be investing more heavily in one than the other? How might we improve the effectiveness of each? These questions are addressed and current estimates of the relative viability of each for directing juvenile justice system interventions are provided along with recommendations for improving the effectiveness of each.

Bio: Dr. Elliott is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Sociology, research professor in the Institute of Behavioral Science and founding director of the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence. He directed a series of major longitudinal studies and published seven books on violence and delinquency. He was the senior science editor in 2001 of Youth Violence: A Report of the Surgeon General and was presented the Public Health Service Medallion for Distinguished Service by David Satcher, MD, PhD, U.S. Surgeon General in 2001.


March 13, 2020
4:00 pm


Health and Society Program
Prevention Science Program


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