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What is CrimeSolutions?

CrimeSolutions is a central resource to help practitioners and policymakers understand what works in justice-related programs and practices. Its purpose is to assist in practical decision making and program implementation by gathering information on justice-related programs and practices and reviewing evaluation and meta-analysis research against standard criteria.

Featured Programs and Practices for Hispanic Heritage Month

Peraj Mentoring Program (Mexico)

This is a mentoring program for fifth- and sixth-grade public school students who are at increased risk for underachievement and antisocial behaviors. 

Criando con Amor: Promoviendo Armonía y Superación (CAPAS)

This program includes two versions of a culturally adapted parenting intervention for immigrant Latino populations. 

Familias Unidas

A Hispanic family-based program that aims to improve family functioning and prevent or reduce drug use and risky sexual behavior in youth. 

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A Program is a specific set of activities carried out according to guidelines to achieve a defined purpose. Program profiles on CrimeSolutions tell us whether a specific program was found to achieve its goals when it was carefully evaluated. 

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A Practice is a general category of programs, strategies, or procedures that share similar characteristics with regard to the issues they address and how they address them. Practice profiles tell us about the average results from multiple evaluations of similar programs, strategies, or procedures.

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