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America's after-school choice: The prime time for juvenile crime or youth enrichment and achievement

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Newman, Sanford; Fox, James; Flynn, Edward & Christeson, William
Publication Date: 
1 Oct 2000

The report finds that after-school is the prime time for juvenile crime. It shows that after-school programs greatly reduce the prospect of risky behaviour. High quality after-school programs keep school-age kids out of trouble, helps them get along with others and succeed in school. The report challenges policymakers to ensure every community can offer all its families quality after-school programs.