Evidence Based Programming: there are varying types of evidence when it comes to assessing the efficacy of programs. Evidence that is rooted in empirical research and data, using controlled studies where program effectiveness is examined by comparing a treatment group with a control group, are considered the “gold standard,” for producing reliable evidence, as little is left to chance.

The following internet resources provide systematic reviews of different program models designed to prevent crime, reduce recidivism and improve public safety.

US Department of Justice

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

Systematic Reviews – Meta Analyses

Healthy Youth Development – A Research Project within the Institute of Behavioral Science

Trusted evidence. Informed decisions. Better Health