Juvenile Delinquency Among Children Involved in a Child Maltreatment Investigation: A Longitudinal Study

New Mexico’s Children, Youth and Families Department contracted with the CRC to conduct a longitudinal study of children involved with PS and then subsequently involved with JJS. The goal of the research was to identify ways to focus PS efforts to prevent subsequent maltreatment of children, reduce juvenile crime, and better support families. The sample was children age seven through fourteen involved in a PS investigation of child maltreatment during 1999.