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From Articles to Ratings - The Program Funnel

How do we get to the programs that we rate? 

  1. Screen articles and reports   
  2. Identify programs that have been evaluated and screen those evaluations
  3. Send programs for review 
  4. Assign ratings and post to CrimeSolutions

Featured Programs and Practices To Prevent Truancy

School-Based Mentoring Program for At-Risk Middle School Youth

This program offered one-to-one mentoring to at-risk students in 7th to 9th grades in an urban middle school setting to reduce their discipline referrals and school absences and to improve their school connectedness. This program is rated Promising. 

Targeted Truancy Interventions

These interventions are designed to increase attendance for elementary and secondary school students with chronic attendance problems. The practice is rated Effective for improving attendance.

Ability School Engagement Program (Australia)

This is a police–school partnership intervention that seeks to reduce antisocial and truant behaviors among youth and increase their willingness to attend school. This program is rated Promising.

Programs (see reuse policy).

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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