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New Book on Bullying Prevention (07/26/2016)
The National Academies Press released “Preventing Bullying Through Science, Policy, and Practice (2016)”. Supported in part by the National Institute of Justice, the book examines the biological and psychosocial results of bullying and the risk and protective factors that affect peer victimization behavior.
New NIJ Report (06/27/2016)
Over the past year, the increase in homicides in several American cities has captured the attention of the nation, but objective, scientific work to inform such conversations has been limited.  NIJ commissioned a white paper by Dr. Richard Rosenfeld to examine the size and scope of the homicide increase based on data collected from police departments in 56 U.S. cities. The paper explores several possible explanations to this rise and identifies what further data and research is needed to confirm which explanations contributed to the increase in homicides.  See the’s Crime & Crime Prevention, Violent Crime topic page for reviewed and rated programs and practices in this area.
Pretrial, Probation and Parole Supervision Week--July 17-23, 2016 (06/27/2016)
The American Probation and Parole Association sponsors the Pretrial, Probation and Parole Supervision Week to take place July 17-23, 2016. Community supervision professionals play an integral part in lowering prison populations and recidivism. The week is to commemorate the important work done in keeping our communities safe. can help these professionals and their organizations identify evidence-based programs and practices focused on pretrial, probation and parole. Visit the Corrections & Reentry/Community Corrections topic pages.
National Institute of Justice Journal Article on and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (05/26/2016)
In the National Institute of Justice Journal, Issue 277, authors Thom Feucht and Tammy Holt wrote an article on Does Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Work in Criminal Justice? A New Analysis from This article provides an analysis of programs and practices in and finds that cognitive behavioral therapy helps deter crime, assist victims and prevent recidivism. The article is another example highlighting’s holdings in a particular topic area.  At, we encourage the criminal justice community to conduct research using our evidenced-based programs and practices.
OJJDP’s Model Programs Guide Launches iGuides (05/25/2016)
OJJDP’s Model Programs Guide (MPG), an online resource of evidence-based juvenile justice and youth prevention, intervention, and reentry programs, has launched iGuides (Implementation Guides). The new iGuides provide users with 10 steps they should take before they identify or implement an evidence-based program or practice. OJJDP, through a cooperative agreement with Development Services Group Inc., developed the 10 steps from research on implementation science and interviews and focus groups with practitioners who have implemented a program in the field. The first MPG iGuide is focused on the issue of school-based bullying.

On July 19, 2016, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. ET, OJJDP’s National Training and Technical Assistance Center will host “The Model Programs Guide iGuides.” This webinar will provide an overview of MPG, the development of the MPG iGuides, and how communities can use them to address problems. Register for this free webinar.
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