Tailored Functional Family Therapy Program Shows Promise for Reducing Subsequent Criminal Activity in a Population at High Risk for Joining Gangs

This National Institute of Justice report identifies how the standard functional family therapy (FFT) manual was tailored to address issues common to the gang population. Prior to this study, there had been a lack of any in-depth evaluations of therapeutic programs targeting an urban and mostly minority population at high risk of or currently involved in gangs. The study “was intended to provide a rigorous test of FFT under contemporary natural conditions, with an urban, predominantly minority population selected for its high risk of gang involvement.”
Record Type: 
Research-To-Practice Brief
Publication Date: 
November, 2018
Date: 
November 2018
Source: 
Partner Resources
Geographic Area: 
Urban
Topics/Subtopics: 
  • Special Populations
    • Incarcerated and Individuals with a Criminal Record
    • Youth in Transition
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