CrimeSolutions.gov is intended to be a central, reliable, and credible resource to help practitioners and policymakers understand what works in justice-related programs and practices. Its purpose is to assist in practical decision making and program implementation by gathering information on specific justice-related programs and reviewing the existing evaluation research against standard criteria.
It is important to note the CrimeSolutions.gov Web site does not constitute an endorsement of particular programs, nor does it conduct original research. The programs reported upon favorably are being recognized for their accomplishments in support of the mission of the Office of Justice Programs (OJP). Furthermore, it is not intended to replace or supersede informed judgment and/or innovation. CrimeSolutions.gov recognizes that rigorous evaluation evidence is one of several factors to consider in justice programming, policy, and funding decisions. OJP also recognizes the importance of encouraging and supporting innovative approaches that may not yet have extensive evidence of effectiveness.
Important Notes about How to Use the Information Provided on CrimeSolutions.gov:
· CrimeSolutions.gov rates the quality of evaluation research supporting a program’s outcomes. Consequently, its ratings do not necessarily reflect a program’s effectiveness in every possible scenario or situation. Users should be careful to review the program record to understand each program’s target population, demographics, setting, and the research results for each program outcome.
· Review of programs and their posting on the CrimeSolutions.gov does not constitute an endorsement, promotion, or approval of these programs by CrimeSolutions.gov, the Office of Justice Programs, or the U.S. Department of Justice.
· It is inappropriate to use CrimeSolutions.gov as an exhaustive list of justice-related programs, since CrimeSolutions.gov has not reviewed all programs in existence.
· Policymakers and funders are discouraged from limiting their selection of potential contractors and/or grantees to only those programs that appear on CrimeSolutions.gov.
· Users are permitted to download publicly available articles and research via the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) or order copies for a nominal fee. However, users are asked to contact individual study authors for permission to duplicate original studies, as these studies are not the property of CrimeSolutions.gov.
· CrimeSolutions.gov is funded by the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs and its evidence reviews are managed by Development Services Group, Inc. The views expressed on this Web site do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Justice.
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