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The Effectiveness of the Youth Intervention ‘New Perspectives’ (NP)


- candidate number16118
- NTR NumberNTR4370
- ISRCTNISRCTN no longer applicable
- Date ISRCTN created
- date ISRCTN requested
- Date Registered NTR20-jan-2014
- Secondary IDs80-82435-98-10109 ZonMW
- Public TitleThe Effectiveness of the Youth Intervention ‘New Perspectives’ (NP)
- Scientific TitleThe Effects of ‘New Perspectives’ (NP), a Prevention Program for At-Risk Youth and Juvenile Delinquents
- ACRONYM
- hypothesis
- Healt Condition(s) or Problem(s) studiedCriminal behaviour, Relapse
- Inclusion criteria- age 12 to 23 years - experiencing problems on multiple life domains (school, family, peers, leisure time) - at risk for persistent delinquent behavior
- Exclusion criteria- IQ below 70 - severe psychiatric problems - severe drugs- or alcohol use (dependency)
- mec approval receivedno
- multicenter trialno
- randomisedyes
- masking/blindingNone
- controlActive
- groupParallel
- Type2 or more arms, randomized
- Studytypeintervention
- planned startdate 1-sep-2011
- planned closingdate1-apr-2013
- Target number of participants160
- InterventionsThe experimental condition is the intervention Nieuwe Perspectieven (New Perspectives), an intensive, short-term and community-based program targeting youth at risk for (persistent) juvenile delinquency. The NP-program consists of an intensive coaching phase of 3 months followed by a 3-month aftercare phase. The total duration of the program is 12 weeks. The control condition consists of care as usual (CAU), other existing standard services of youth care in Amsterdam.
- Primary outcomeParticipation, frequency and versatility in criminal acts, is assessed by the ‘Self-report Delinquency Scale’ (Van der Laan & Blom, 2006). Recidivism will be assessed with data of the Research and Policy Database for Judicial Documentation. This database provides information about the number of arrests, type and severity of offence of adolescent’s reoffending.
- Secondary outcomeParenting behavior, parental monitoring, family functioning, life events, parental attachment, affiliation with peers, prosocial behavior, aggressive behavior (overt and covert aggression), externalizing behavior (attention deficits and hyperactivity, oppositional defiant, conduct behavior, and autistic behavior), substance abuse, depressive symptoms, anxiety (generalized anxiety, separation anxiety, social phobia, panic disorder, agoraphobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and specific phobia), cognitive distortions, self-esteem, sociomoral reasoning, social desirability, intelligence, client satisfaction, therapeutic alliance, motivation for treatment, treatment integrity, demographic characteristics (gender, ethnicity, age, education level, family income, living situation).
- TimepointsAll data (questionnaires) will be collected at four points in time: prior to treatment (T1 baseline assessment), after 3 months (T2 after the intensive intervention phase), immediately after treatment (T3 post-test assessment: 6 months after T1, after the aftercare phase), and 1 year after treatment (T4 follow-up: 12 months after T3).
- Trial web site
- statusinclusion stopped: follow-up
- CONTACT FOR PUBLIC QUERIES Sanne (L.A.) de Vries
- CONTACT for SCIENTIFIC QUERIES Sanne (L.A.) de Vries
- Sponsor/Initiator University of Amsterdam (UvA), Research Institute of Child Development and Education, University of Amsterdam
- Funding
(Source(s) of Monetary or Material Support)
ZON-MW, The Netherlands Organization for Health Research and Development
- Publications
- Brief summaryThe effects of the prevention program ‘New Perspectives’ (Nieuwe Perspectieven, NP) in Amsterdam, are investigated, using a randomized controlled trial (RCT). Within this study, we will be able to gain more insight in the effects of NP in preventing persistent criminal behavior and reoffending. In addition, the study will provide more information about improvements in other life areas, such as in the school and work situation and relations of youngsters with their parents and peers. Second, moderators will be investigated in order to examine the effectiveness of NP for divers target groups (young and older juveniles, boys and girls, different ethnic backgrounds). Finally, we will examine the contribution of non-specific treatment characteristics (therapeutic alliance) to the intervention effects.
- Main changes (audit trail)24-3-2014: trial overgezet naar website: LH
- RECORD20-jan-2014 - 24-mrt-2014


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