OJJDP’s Model Programs Guide (MPG), which predates the June 2011 launch of CrimeSolutions.gov, focuses specifically on programs related to the juvenile justice system and covers the entire continuum of youth services from prevention through sanctions to reentry. CrimeSolutions.gov serves a broader scope focusing on what works in criminal justice, juvenile justice, and crime victim services.
After the launch of CrimeSolutions.gov, OJJDP began a re-review of MPG programs using the evidence standards and criteria developed for CrimeSolutions.gov (see Program Review and Rating from Start to Finish and Scoring Instruments to learn more about this review process). Beginning in October 2013, the juvenile program information contained on CrimeSolutions.gov and the MPG site will be completely aligned and will share program profiles. The existence of the two separate sites remains, though, because MPG also captures additional resources and tools that are specifically tailored to meet the needs of the juvenile justice field, including literature reviews and implementation guides.
OJJDP and the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), the sponsor of CrimeSolutions.gov, are both components of the Office of Justice Programs (OJP), U.S. Department of Justice.