Victims of child abuse and neglect are at an increased risk of involvement with the juvenile justice and adult correctional systems. Yet, little is known about the continuation and trajectories of offending beyond initial contact with law enforcement.
The current study extends the literature by investigating the association between child welfare status and continued offending. The authors found that adolescents with an ongoing case neglect were significantly more likely to continue offending as compared with youth with no ofﬁcial history of neglect.
The full study can be found here.