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. The program’s goals are to strengthen a students’ self-esteem, social skills, motivation, and study skills using college student mentors. This program was rated as Promising. Students who participated in the program had a statistically significantly lower risk of dropping out of school, compared with students in the comparison group.

This is a mentoring program for fifth- and sixth-grade public school students who are at increased risk for underachievement and antisocial behaviors. The program’s goals are to strengthen a students’ self-esteem, social skills, motivation, and study skills using college student mentors. This program was rated as Promising. Students who participated in the program had a statistically significantly lower risk of dropping out of school, compared with students in the comparison group.

from http://www.crimesolutions.gov/

Categories: Uncategorized

Wraparound Process for Children with Serious Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

This practice is a team-based, collaborative process for developing and implementing individualized care plans for youth with serious emotional and behavioral disorders and their families. The practice is rated Promising for improving mental health outcomes, but rated No Effects for measures related to youths’ living situations, school functioning, and recidivism outcomes.

This practice is a team-based, collaborative process for developing and implementing individualized care plans for youth with serious emotional and behavioral disorders and their families. The practice is rated Promising for improving mental health outcomes, but rated No Effects for measures related to youths’ living situations, school functioning, and recidivism outcomes.

from http://www.crimesolutions.gov/

Categories: Uncategorized

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Based Anger Management for Adult Male Offenders

The practice includes interventions that aim to increase adult male offenders’ abilities to control their dysfunctional anger with the overall goal of reducing recidivism, especially violent recidivism. The practice is rated Promising for general reoffending and violent reoffending. Individuals who participated in the interventions had a reduced risk for reconviction for both general offending and violent offending.

The practice includes interventions that aim to increase adult male offenders’ abilities to control their dysfunctional anger with the overall goal of reducing recidivism, especially violent recidivism. The practice is rated Promising for general reoffending and violent reoffending. Individuals who participated in the interventions had a reduced risk for reconviction for both general offending and violent offending.

from http://www.crimesolutions.gov/

Categories: Uncategorized

Effect of Hot Spots Policing Strategies on Citizen-Officer Interactions (St. Louis, Missouri)

This hot spots policing intervention used two strategies, problem solving or directed patrol, independent of one another, to improve citizen satisfaction with police and police legitimacy. The program is rated No Effects. Overall, there were mixed effe…

This hot spots policing intervention used two strategies, problem solving or directed patrol, independent of one another, to improve citizen satisfaction with police and police legitimacy. The program is rated No Effects. Overall, there were mixed effects of the two policing strategies. The preponderance of evidence suggests that both hot spots policing strategies had little to no impact on measures of citizen satisfaction with police.

from http://www.crimesolutions.gov/

Categories: Uncategorized

Operation Thumbs Down (Los Angeles, Calif.)

An FBI-led, anti-gang strategy in Los Angeles, California, designed to reduce neighborhood-level violent crime through the identification, disruption, and dismantling of violent street gangs. This program is rated Effective. Results indicated a statist…

An FBI-led, anti-gang strategy in Los Angeles, California, designed to reduce neighborhood-level violent crime through the identification, disruption, and dismantling of violent street gangs. This program is rated Effective. Results indicated a statistically significant 22 percent reduction per month in violent crime between the treatment areas and the comparison areas.

from http://www.crimesolutions.gov/

Categories: Uncategorized

Sexual Assault Education Programs on College Campuses

This practice comprises programs that are designed to reduce the prevalence of sexual assaults on college campuses by reducing the rape-supportive ideology for potential perpetrators while increasing potential victims’ knowledge and awareness of risky situations, and thereby their safety. The practice is rated Effective for reducing rape attitudes (such as acceptance of rape myths and victim blaming) and rape-related attitudes (such as sex-role stereotyping and adversarial sexual beliefs).

This practice comprises programs that are designed to reduce the prevalence of sexual assaults on college campuses by reducing the rape-supportive ideology for potential perpetrators while increasing potential victims’ knowledge and awareness of risky situations, and thereby their safety. The practice is rated Effective for reducing rape attitudes (such as acceptance of rape myths and victim blaming) and rape-related attitudes (such as sex-role stereotyping and adversarial sexual beliefs).

from http://www.crimesolutions.gov/

Categories: Uncategorized

Bystander Education Programs for Sexual Assault Prevention on College Campuses

This practice comprises programs that are designed to decrease the prevalence of sexual assault on college campuses by educating would-be bystanders (i.e., witnesses) about the occurrence of sexual assault, as well as promoting prosocial attitudes and …

This practice comprises programs that are designed to decrease the prevalence of sexual assault on college campuses by educating would-be bystanders (i.e., witnesses) about the occurrence of sexual assault, as well as promoting prosocial attitudes and the willingness to intervene in risky situations. The practice is rated Promising for reducing rape-supportive attitudes, increasing bystander efficacy, increasing bystander intent to help, and increasing bystander helping behavior.

from http://www.crimesolutions.gov/

Categories: Uncategorized

Computerized Brief Interventions for Youth Alcohol Use

A computerized brief intervention is any preventive or therapeutic activity delivered through electronic devices with a maximum total time of one hour. The interventions are designed to help youth think differently about their alcohol use and provide t…

A computerized brief intervention is any preventive or therapeutic activity delivered through electronic devices with a maximum total time of one hour. The interventions are designed to help youth think differently about their alcohol use and provide them with skills to reduce or eliminate alcohol use. The practice is rated Effective for reducing short-term alcohol use.

from http://www.crimesolutions.gov/

Categories: Uncategorized

Police Body-Worn Cameras (Birmingham South, UK)

Police body-worn cameras are used to record police encounters with citizens during officers’ shifts in Birmingham South. Officers were instructed to begin recording as soon as they left their vehicles and to conclude recording once the situation was resolved. The program is rated Promising. There was a statistically significant reduction in citizen injury, but no statistically significant reduction in officer use of force and officer injury.

Police body-worn cameras are used to record police encounters with citizens during officers’ shifts in Birmingham South. Officers were instructed to begin recording as soon as they left their vehicles and to conclude recording once the situation was resolved. The program is rated Promising. There was a statistically significant reduction in citizen injury, but no statistically significant reduction in officer use of force and officer injury.

from http://www.crimesolutions.gov/

Categories: Uncategorized

YouthBuild Offender Program

The program provides education, vocational training, and other youth-development services to low-income youths, ages 16–24, who have been convicted of a crime. The program is rated Promising. The program statistically significantly reduced recidivism and increased the likelihood of receiving a high school diploma, GED, trade license, or training certificate. However, there were no effects on enrollment in postsecondary courses, employment, or certain measures of youth development.

The program provides education, vocational training, and other youth-development services to low-income youths, ages 16–24, who have been convicted of a crime. The program is rated Promising. The program statistically significantly reduced recidivism and increased the likelihood of receiving a high school diploma, GED, trade license, or training certificate. However, there were no effects on enrollment in postsecondary courses, employment, or certain measures of youth development.

from http://www.crimesolutions.gov/

Categories: Uncategorized