Aggression Replacement Training (ART)

Aggression Replacement Training (ART) is a cognitive behavioural-based programme that aims to teach aggressive adolescents (aged 12-18) pro-social behaviours. This is achieved through lessons that address skill acquisition, anger control and enhanced moral reasoning. Together these three components allow adolescents to develop pro-social values, learn concrete techniques promoting overt pro-social behaviour and how to inhibit antisocial behaviour. The programme lasts 30 hours in total and is administered to groups of 8-12 adolescents three times per week over 10 weeks. It is delivered by trained facilitators and can take place in a range of environments, from schools to delinquency centres.

Target group Aggressive adolescents aged 12-18
Focus of intervention
    Level of intervention
    • Indicated prevention
    • Treatment
    Outcomes affected
    • Good behaviour
    Impact of intervention

    Crime: -0.51

    *statistically significant at p<0.05

    Figure(s) taken from this report.

    Meta-analysis updated in August 2013.

    Risk & protective factors targeted

    Cost-benefit analysis

    Source of benefits

    Contact information

    Barry Glick
    New York State Division for Youth
    349 East 149th Street, Suite 605
    New York


    Local authorities running the intervention in the UK
    • None known at present

    Please contact us if you are running this intervention in the UK.