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In addition to continuing to capture ongoing reviews of justice programs, CrimeSolutions.gov now also presents reviews of justice practices. A practice is a general category of activities, strategies, or procedures that share similar characteristics with regard to the issues they address and how they address them. While CrimeSolutions.gov program profiles can answer questions like "Did the ABC Mentoring Program in Anytown, USA achieve its goals?", a practice profile might be used to answer "Does mentoring usually achieve its goals?" See Why Programs and Practices? to learn more.
On CrimeSolutions.gov you will find:
- Research on the effectiveness of programs and practices as reviewed and rated by Expert Reviewers
- Easily understandable ratings based on the evidence that indicates whether a program or practice achieves its goals: (Program Review and Rating from Start to Finish and Practice Review and Rating from Start to Finish)
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- Profiles of programs and practices with research findings
What is the difference between programs and practices on CrimeSolutions.gov?
|Description||A specific set of activities carried out according to guidelines to achieve a defined purpose.||A general category of programs, strategies, or procedures that share similar characteristics with regard to the issues they address and how they address them.|
|Question Answered||How effective is this specific program according to the most rigorous evaluation(s) available?||How effective is this general practice on average across many evaluations?|
|Example||Did the ABC Mentoring Program in Anytown, USA achieve its goals?||Does mentoring usually achieve its goals?|
Read more About CrimeSolutions.govCrimeSolutions.gov is not an exhaustive list of all justice-related programs and practices, and inclusion on this site does not constitute an endorsement of a program or practice by the U.S. Department of Justice. Read more.
Program Summary: A solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral brief group intervention designed to help pregnant and parenting female students stay in school.
Maine Juvenile Drug Treatment Courts
Program Summary: Court supervised, post-plea (but pre-final disposition) drug diversion programs that provide comprehensive community-based treatment services to juvenile offenders and their families.
Program Summary: A school-based tobacco cessation program for high school youths ages 14–19.
Supporting Adolescents with Guidance and Employment (SAGE)
Program Summary: A violence prevention program targeted at African American male adolescents living in Durham, N.C. which seeks to reduce the disproportionate rate of violence among this population.
Minneapolis Center for Victim-Offender Mediation
Program Summary: A restorative justice program that provides juvenile offenders and their victims the opportunity to meet face-to-face in the presence of a mediator to discuss the offense and establish a plan for the future.
Adolescent Diversion Project (Michigan State University)
Program Summary: A strengths-based, university-led program that diverts arrested youth from formal processing in the juvenile justice system and provides them with community-based services.
Minnesota Smoking Prevention Program
Program Summary: A smoking prevention program for school-aged children that consists of an interactive curriculum of coursework designed to inform students about the harms of tobacco use.
Residential Student Assistance Program (RSAP)
Program Summary: A substance abuse intervention program developed for high-risk adolescents living in residential facilities.
Peers Making Peace
Program Summary: A peer-mediation program designed to handle conflicts both in and out of school and to help maintain drug-free schools.
Independence Youth Court
Program Summary: A diversion program for young offenders. The primary goal of the program is to reduce the occurrence of juvenile crime by diverting youth from the traditional juvenile justice system and providing an alternative to formal processing.