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Planning and Implementation



  1. Select either ProgramsStrategies, or Best Practices from the list above, and then select an age group on the subsequent page.
  2. Within the Programs section, each age group displays associated program information to include a description, targeted risk factors, and contacts for additional information. Click on the program name to display summary information about the program including program description and targeted risk factors, as well as contacts for additional information.
  3. Within the Strategies and Best Practices sections, each age group lists information grouped by prevention, intervention, and suppression subheadings. Not all areas are germane to all age groups.

To review program selection criteria and classification ratings, see Program Rating Criteria for the Strategic Planning Tool Program Matrix.

Criteria used to rate programs and program structures in the SPT are based on similar rating scales found in the following related websites.

The National Institute of Justice’s CrimeSolutions is a Web-based clearinghouse of criminal, juvenile, and victim-based programs and practices that are identified, screened, reviewed, and rated using a standardized process. Programs and practices are reviewed through rigorous evaluations and meta-analyses. CrimeSolutions assesses the strength of evidence about whether the programs have achieved outcomes to determine what works, what does not work, and what is promising. Programs are rated as Effective, Promising, or No Effects, and in some cases, evidence may be emerging, inconclusive, or unclear.
OJJDP Model Programs Guide (MPG)
The MPG contains information about evidence-based juvenile justice and youth prevention, intervention, and reentry programs. It is a resource for practitioners and communities about what works, what is promising, and what does not work in juvenile justice, delinquency prevention, and child protection and safety.
Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development University of Colorado
The Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development mission is to provide a comprehensive registry of scientifically proven and scalable interventions that prevent or reduce the likelihood of antisocial behavior and promote a healthy course of youth development and adult maturity.
Campbell Systematic Reviews
Campbell Systematic Reviews is an open-access journal prepared under the editorial control of the Campbell Collaboration. The journal publishes systematic reviews, evidence and gap maps, and methods research papers.
Title IV-E Prevention Services Clearinghouse
This clearinghouse was established by the Administration for Children and Families within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to provide objective and transparent reviews of research on programs for children and families.
Washington State Institute for Public Policy (WSIPP) Cost-Benefit Results
WSIPP identifies evidence-based policies through a three-step process, the first of which systematically assesses all high-quality studies from the United States and elsewhere to identify policy options that have been tested and found to achieve improvements in outcomes.
What Works Clearinghouse, U.S. Department of Education
The WWC reviews the existing research on different programs, products, practices, and policies in education to provide educators with the information they need to make evidence-based decisions.
This is a multiagency U.S. government website that helps users create, maintain, and strengthen a very broad array of youth programs. Included are youth facts, funding information, and tools for assessing community resources, generating maps of local and federal resources, searching for evidence-based youth programs, and keeping up to date on the latest youth-related news.
Statistical Briefing Book
The OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book provides basic information on juvenile crime and victimization and on youth involved in the juvenile justice system. Data includes population characteristics, juvenile arrests, juveniles as victims, juveniles in court, juveniles as offenders, and juveniles in corrections.
Date Created: December 16, 2020