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CrimeSolutions Process of Reviewing and Rating Intervention Evidence

Description

The CrimeSolutions rating process has eight steps before a program or practice is added to the website. 

Steps 1-3 involved screening the program -- program's evaluation studies identified and screened to form a program's evidence base. 

When a program enters steps 4-6, there are one of two determinations:

  1. Initial screening identifies and evidence base that meets the minimum standards for review. It undergoes further review via the scoring instrument. These programs are rated in steps 7-8.
  2. Initial screening does not identify and evidence base that meets minimum standards for review. It does not undergo further review. The programs are added to the screened out list on CrimeSolutions.

There are two initial outcomes for programs rated via the scoring instrument in steps 7-8.

  1. After full review, reviewers find enough evidence for a rating. These programs are rated Effective, Promising, or No Effects and are entered onto the website as full profiles.
  2. After full review, reviewers do not find enough evidence for a rating. These programs are added to the Inconclusive Evidence list on the website.