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GenerationPMTO (Parent Model Training Oregon)
Program Summary: This is a parent-training program for parents who have gone through a recent marital separation and for their families. The program is rated Promising. The program was found to have a statistically significant effect on reducing measures of youths’ delinquency, arrests, and problem behaviors and improving measures of parenting skills. There was no effect, however, on parents’ use of appropriate discipline.
Program Summary: This is a group, motivational interviewing program for adolescents with a first-time alcohol or drug offense. The goal of the program is to prevent negative consequences of alcohol and other drug use. This program is rated No Effects. There were no statistically significant differences between the intervention and comparison groups on past month frequency of alcohol, heavy drinking, or marijuana use; alcohol or marijuana consequences; recidivism; delinquency; and alcohol and other drug use.
High-Risk Revocation Reduction (HRRR) Program in Minnesota
Program Summary: This is an adult reentry program designed to reduce recidivism among high-risk male offenders who were previously released from a state prison but returned to prison for violating conditions of their supervised release. The program is rated Promising. The program was shown to have a statistically significant effect on reducing revocation and reconviction; however, it did not have a statistically significant effect on reducing rearrests and reincarceration.
Family Drug Treatment Court (Snohomish County, WA)
Program Summary: This is a program for parents who have substance abuse allegations and are involved in the child welfare system. The program is rated Effective. The study found that parent participants were more likely to have their children returned, more likely to experience a permanency-planning outcome, and less likely to have their parental rights terminated. Additionally, children of program participants spent less time in the child welfare system. These findings were statistically significant.
Hotspots Policing at Bus Stops (London)
Program Summary: This crime prevention strategy applied hot spots policing techniques to bus stops in London, England. The program is rated No Effects. Generally, there was no statistically significant difference in bus driver reports of crime for treatment bus stops relative to control bus stops. The program also had a reverse effect on victim reports of crime, which increased in treatment bus stops, compared with control bus stops. This finding was statistically significant.
Check & Connect Plus Truancy Board (C&C+TB)
Program Summary: This is a school-based program that integrates a case-management framework for providing social support to truant youth. The goals of the program are to improve school attendance and renew progress toward graduation. This program is rated Promising. Students in the intervention group were more likely to have graduated and less likely to have dropped out than students in the comparison group.
Foundations of Violence Against Women (VAW) Online Training Course
Program Summary: This is a 4-week online training course for individuals working or planning to work with survivors of intimate partner violence. The course covers a wide range of topics for building a strong, violence against women program and is based on feminist intersectional principles and values. The program is rated Promising. There were statistically significant increases in the intervention group’s scores on knowledge and attitudes, compared with the wait-list comparison group.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for Partner Aggression
Program Summary: This was an emotional- and behavioral-skills enhancement program targeted at adults who engaged in aggressive behavior with their partners. This group-format program aimed to promote psychological flexibility and thereby decrease aggression in participants. The program is rated Effective. Participants reported less physical and psychological aggression at post-treatment and at the 6-month follow up. These findings were statistically significant.
Decide Your Time (Delaware)
Program Summary: This was a program for chronic drug-using probationers that incorporated graduated sanctions with incentives to reduce recidivism and drug use among participants. The program is rated No Effects. Implemented in Delaware, the program was shown to have no impact on the successful completion of probation, on re-arrests, or on drug use.
Police-Monitored CCTV Cameras in Newark, N.J.
Program Summary: This program is designed to deter street-level crime in Newark using closed-circuit cameras, hard-wired to physical structures, which are monitored in real time by CCTV operators. The program is rated No Effects. Results from one study showed no statistically significant differences in shootings, auto thefts, or thefts from autos. Results from a second study showed a statistically significant decrease in auto thefts but no statically significant difference in shootings or thefts from auto.
It’s important to celebrate milestones, and CrimeSolutions.gov 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.
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!
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.
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