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Cardiff (Wales) Violence Prevention Programme (CVPP)
Program Summary: This is a multiagency partnership designed to prevent violence and reduce violence-related, emergency room admissions. The program is rated Promising. Both hospital admissions related to violence and violence recorded by the police decreased as a result of the program, when compared with the comparison cities.
Universal Teacher Classroom Management Practices
Practice Summary: This practice includes classroom management techniques and programs for teaching prosocial behaviors and reducing or preventing inappropriate or aggressive behaviors of students in K–12th grades. This practice is rated Effective in reducing disruptive, inappropriate, and aggressive behavior in students.
Offender Reentry Community Safety Program
Program Summary: Formerly called the Dangerous Mentally Ill Offender Program, this is a reentry-planning and service program aimed at reducing recidivism for dangerously mentally ill offenders in Washington State. The program is rated Promising. Program participants had significantly lower violent felony and overall felony recidivism rates compared with the matched control group 4 years following release from prison.
Broken Windows/Public Order Policing in High Crime Areas (CA)
Program Summary: The program was implemented in three midsized cities near the Los Angeles, California area, with the goal of examining effects on residents’ fear of crime, perceptions of collective efficacy and police legitimacy, and actual and perceived levels of crime and disorder. The program is rated No Effects. Findings revealed no significant impacts on any of the dependent variables, suggesting no indication of either beneficial effects or “backfire” effects in targeted areas.
Cognitive-Processing Therapy for Female Victims of Sexual Assault
Program Summary: This is a cognitive therapeutic program that is intended to assist female victims of sexual assault with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The program is rated Promising. Both PTSD and depression symptoms decreased with cognitive treatment, when compared with the control group.
Washington State’s Residential Drug Offender Sentencing Alternative
Program Summary: This program is an alternative to incarceration for felony offenders with substance abuse problems. In lieu of confinement, offenders must successfully complete a residential, chemical-dependency treatment program in the community. The program is rated Promising. Residential DOSA was shown to significantly reduce overall recidivism rates compared with prison-based DOSA.
Street-Level Drug Law Enforcement
Practice Summary: This practice includes targeted-policing approaches for reducing drug and drug-related offenses. This practice is rated Promising in reducing reported, drug-related calls for services and offenses against persons. This practice is rated No Effects in reducing reported property offenses, public order calls for service, and total offenses.
New York Integrated Domestic Violence Courts
Program Summary: This program is a problem-solving court that is part of a unified “one family-one judge” model, which means all criminal, family, and matrimonial cases involving the same family are handled by one judge. This program is rated No Effects. There were no significant differences in re-arrests and conviction rates when comparing the IDV court cases with traditional family court cases.
New York’s Criminal Domestic Violence Courts
Program Summary: The program is a problem-solving court that operate a specialized caseload for domestic violence-related cases only, and for which eligibility is determined on a case-by-case basis. The program is rated No Effects. The criminal domestic violence courts in New York significantly reduce case-processing time, but there was no significant impact on recidivism, convictions rates, and sentences that involve jail or prison.
Cross-Age Peer Mentoring Program
Program Summary: The program is a school-based peer mentoring program in which high school students provide one-on-one mentoring to late elementary and early middle school students. This program is rated Promising. The mentored children showed significant improvement on measures of spelling achievement and connectedness to school and to parents compared with the control group. However, mentored and control group children did not significantly differ on connectedness to reading, future, or friends.
America's Safe Schools Week is October 18-24, 2015. This week focuses on partnerships and ensuring our nation's schools are safe, secure and productive. Visit CrimeSolutions.gov’s School Safety Topic Page for relative programs and practices.
“The Department of Justice will never pause, will never rest, and will never cease in our effort to protect this country’s young people,” said Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch in her remarks.
The National Center for Juvenile Justice has released a new section of the Juvenile Justice GPS-Geography, Policy, Practice & Statistics, an online resource funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. This website features national and state information on state laws and juvenile justice practice to help chart system change. The new status offense issues section examines how states classify status offenders and includes a summary of status offenses in each state. This section also profiles national data on status offenses and trends data that states report on formal status offense cases referred to court.
In May 2015, NIJ released a process evaluation of six Defending Childhood Initiative demonstration sites offers valuable insight into planning, implementing and sustaining children exposed to violence programs in urban, rural and tribal areas. Read the process evaluation report here. CrimeSolutions.gov can provide more information on evidence-based programs and practices focused on children exposed to violence. Visit the Juveniles/Children Exposed to Violence topic page.
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