Program Reviews

Publications and Online Resources

The Campbell Collaboration, Crime & Justice
Systematic reviews of evaluation research in education, crime and justice, and social welfare.

Social Policy Report: Evidence-Based Interventions for Juvenile Offenders and Juvenile Justice Policies that Support Them
(Henggeler & Schoenwald 2011)
2011 summary of both effective and ineffective juvenile justice interventions and treatment strategies.

Improving the Effectiveness of Juvenile Justice Programs
(Lipsey et al. 2010)
2010 report describing a comprehensive approach to evidence-based programming in juvenile justice.

Evidence-Based Public Policy Options to Reduce Crime and Criminal Justice Costs: Implications in Washington State
(Drake et al. 2009)
2009 cost-benefit analysis of evidence-based options to reduce the cost of crime and incarceration rates.

What Works: Effective Recidivism Reduction and Risk-Focused Prevention Programs
(Przybylski 2008)
2008 examination of criminology literature on effective strategies at reducing recidivism or preventing the onset of criminal behavior.

Searchable Databases

Blueprints for Violence Prevention
A project of the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence at the University of Colorado that provides an assessment and rating of juvenile justice programs as model or promising. Includes the Violence Program (VioPro) Database.
Database from the Office of Justice Programs that rates criminal justice, juvenile justice, and crime victim services programs as Effective, Promising, or No Effects. Includes key information and research findings for each program.

Model Programs Guide
Database of over 200 evidence-based juvenile justice programs that have been evaluated and rated as exemplary, effective, or promising. Funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)'s National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP)
Searchable database of more than 190 programs targeting mental health and substance abuse issues.