Planning and Implementation


  1. Select either Programs, Strategies, or Best Practices from the list above, then select one of the target age groups on the subsequent page.
  2. In the Programs section, you will see a listing of programs that are appropriate for the age group you have selected. Click on the program name to display summary information about the program. The program description, intended ages, and targeted risk factors are displayed, as well as contacts for additional information.
  3. For the Strategies and Best Practices sections, each age group lists information grouped by program area, when appropriate. Not all areas are germane to all age groups.
OJJDP Model Programs Guide (MPG)
The MPG is designed to assist practitioners and communities in implementing evidence-based programs across the entire continuum of youth services, using the framework of the OJJDP Comprehensive Strategy for Serious, Violent, and Chronic Juvenile Offenders (Wilson and Howell, 1993; Howell, 1995, 2003a, 2003b): prevention, immediate sanctions, intermediate sanctions, residential programs, and reentry.
National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Model Programs, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
The National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) is a searchable online registry of mental health and substance abuse interventions that have been reviewed and rated by independent reviewers.
Blueprints for Violence Prevention Project
Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence
University of Colorado
This is an online database of evidence-based programs that prevent or reduce juvenile delinquency or related problem behaviors.
This is a multiagency U.S. government Web site 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.
Exemplary and Promising Safe, Disciplined and Drug-Free Schools Programs, U.S. Department of Education:
What Works Clearinghouse, U.S. Department of Education:
The Campbell Crime and Justice Coordinating Group:
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 on population characteristics, juvenile arrests, juveniles as victims, juveniles in court, juveniles as offenders, and juveniles in corrections gives timely and reliable statistical answers to the questions asked most frequently by policymakers, the media, and the general public.
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