NIJ welcomes proposals to replicate seminal studies in several research areas. These solicitations encourage study proposals to revisit programs rated “promising” or “effective” by CrimeSolutions by applying rigorous RCTs where less rigorous quasi-experimental evaluations had initially generated those ratings.
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 Implemented in Rural Settings
This is a parental training and family therapy program targeted at rural African American families designed to reduce youths’ substance use and sexual activity. The program is rated Effective.
This is a family-based intervention that seeks to reduce substance use and other problem behaviors in youth ages 10–14. The program is rated Promising.
This is a home-visitation program that aims to prevent and address factors associated with child abuse and neglect. The program is rated Promising.
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.
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.