Programs Identified but Not Rated on CrimeSolutions.gov
We have identified thousands of
programs in our literature reviews, but not every program makes it onto
CrimeSolutions.gov with a rating.
We use rigorous research to inform
you about what works in criminal justice, juvenile justice and crime victim
services. We set a high bar for the scientific quality of the evaluations
reviewed in order to assign a program's final rating. Many evaluations that we
discover in our literature reviews do not meet the minimum rating criteria, thus
the associated programs do not receive a final rating.
We maintain two lists of programs
that we have identified but that were not assigned ratings:
- Programs that
were screened out during the initial review. In the figure below, this occurs in Steps 1-3.
View the list of screened-out programs (xlsx).
- Programs that
made it past the initial review but, during the full review process, were
determined to have insufficient evidence for a rating to be assigned. In the figure below, this occurs in Steps 7-8.
View the list of programs reviewed but not assigned a rating (xlsx).
Programs are not placed on these
lists because of weaknesses in the programs themselves. Instead, our reviewers have
determined that the available evidence was insufficient for a program rating to
We post these lists so that you
can see the full breadth of programs that we have reviewed for
CrimeSolutions.gov. This list also demonstrates the need for additional
evaluation research in order to improve the evidence base for these programs and
so that they can be reviewed on CrimeSolutions.gov.
Figure: The Process of Reviewing and Rating a Programs Evidence of Effects on CrimeSolutions.gov
See Program Review and Rating from Start to Finish for a complete description of each step.