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From the NIJ Director: Has Rated 500 Programs and Counting (11/30/2017)

It’s important to celebrate milestones, and has hit a big one — 500 rated programs. That’s 500 opportunities for the criminal and juvenile justice and victim service practitioners and policymakers we serve to learn about what works, what doesn’t, and what’s promising.

OJJDP Model Programs Guide Now Has 300 Youth Programs (11/30/2017)

Evidence-based programming is essential to an effective juvenile justice system — and to keeping youth on the path to productive, crime-free lives. We are excited to announce a new milestone for OJJDP's Model Programs Guide — the release of its 300th program! Programs Highlighted in OJJDP-sponsored National Gang Center Fall 2016 Newsletter (12/09/2016)
In the OJJDP-sponsored National Gang Center Fall 2016 Newsletter, the article, Female Delinquency and Effective Programs, highlights several programs.  Refer to pages 6 and 7 of their current issue for more information,
A New Video is Available on How to "Find School Safety Programs on" (10/18/2016)
Dr. Stephanie Gerstenblith, Development Services Groups, discusses how to use to find evidence-based programs and practices that can improve school safety. Many of these programs were added to under NIJ’s Comprehensive School Safety Initiative.

Dr. Gerstenblith also addresses the lack of strong evaluations of school safety programs that schools are implementing and invested in; and the opportunity that presents for the research community.

Visit the School Safety Topic Page for related programs and practices.
National Crime Prevention Month—October 2016 (10/12/2016)
Crime Prevention Month is observed during the month of October. provides access to a number of programs and practices that specifically focus on this area. For instance, the Community Crime Prevention Strategies topic page provides information that target changes in community infrastructure, culture, or the physical environment in order to reduce crime. The diversity of approaches include neighborhood watch, community policing, urban or physical design, and comprehensive or multi-disciplinary efforts. These strategies may seek to engage residents, community and faith-based organizations, and local government agencies in addressing the factors that contribute to the community’s crime, delinquency, and disorder. has additional Crime & Crime Prevention topic pages on GangsJustice SystemsProperty Crime and Violent Crime.

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