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
    Bronx
    New York
    USA

    001-718-665-5500

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

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