U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs

Promising and Proven Programs on Youth Violence Prevention

  • Allegheny County, PA: Mobilizing to Reduce Juvenile Crime
    Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 1997
    This report describes the development of the communitywide collaborative process designed to reduce juvenile crime and violence in Allegheny County, documents examples of the program's achievements, and examines the reasons for the program's success.
  • Best Practices of Youth Violence Prevention: A Sourcebook for Community Action
    National Center for Injury Prevention and Control/Division of Violence Prevention, 2002
    This resource includes information on the best practices known for four promising strategies to prevent youth violence.
  • Blueprints for Violence Prevention
    Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 2001
    This report describes the criteria established by the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence to designate model programs called Blueprints for Violence Prevention and discusses the activities of the 11 programs from the more than 500 reviewed that have met those standards.
  • Blueprints for Violence Prevention (Full Report)
    Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 2004
    This report describes the Blueprints for Violence Prevention programs, which have the common aim of preventing violence by juveniles; the lessons learned from evaluations of Blueprints program implementation; and recommendations for program designers, funders, and the agencies and organizations responsible for implementing programs.
  • Comprehensive Responses to Youth at Risk: Interim Findings from the SafeFutures Initiative (Summary)
    Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 2000
    This report describes the lessons learned over the first 3 years of OJJDP's SafeFutures initiative, which focuses on preventing and controlling juvenile delinquency and violence based on research on risk and protective factors and experience with promising strategies.
  • Families and Schools Together: Building Relationships
    Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 1999
    Using parent-professional collaborative teams, the Families and Schools Together (FAST) program sponsored by OJJDP systematically reaches out to entire families and organizes multifamily groups to increase parent involvement with at-risk youth.
  • Guide for Implementing the Comprehensive Strategy for Serious, Violent, and Chronic Juvenile Offenders
    Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 1995
    This report provides guidance and resources to help states, cities, and communities implement OJJDP's Comprehensive Strategy for Serious, Violent, and Chronic Juvenile Offenders.
  • Healing the Hate: A National Hate Crime Prevention Curriculum for Middle Schools
    Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 1997
    Designed for middle-school teachers and other professionals who work with youth, this curriculum addresses the extent of hate crime in America and instructs youth in strategies that are proven effective in reducing hate crimes among youth.
  • Juvenile Justice Journal, Volume IV, Number 2 (Making a Difference Issue)
    Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 1997
    This journal presents articles, publication reviews, and news items on research and promising programs in juvenile delinquency prevention, youth violence prevention, juvenile gangs, mentoring for youth, and restitution and community service programs.
  • Juvenile Mentoring Program: A Progress Review
    Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 2000
    This document lists the parameters under which the 164 current OJJDP Juvenile Mentoring Program (JUMP) programs operate and presents preliminary findings from the program's national evaluation.
  • Nurturing Parenting Programs
    Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 2000
    This resource describes the Nurturing Parenting Programs, a family-centered parenting initiative designed to address the generational cycle of violence in which parents rear children in the context of the violence they experienced as children.
  • Safe Harbor: A School-Based Victim Assistance/Violence Prevention Program
    Office for Victims of Crime, 2003
    After describing Safe Harbor, a promising program that addresses both violence prevention and victim assistance in school settings, this bulletin discusses the demographic and implementation differences in the school sites that are replicating the program and reviews evaluations of the program's effectiveness.
  • Successful Program Implementation: Lessons From Blueprints
    Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 2004
    This report presents lessons on successful program implementation learned from the process evaluation of the Blueprints for Violence Prevention initiative.
  • Want to Resolve a Dispute? Try Mediation
    Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 2000
    This resource describes how youth can create a mediation program in their communities that will help prevent violence.
  • Youth Gang Programs and Strategies
    Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 2000
    Outlines programs that have been and are being used to break the appeal of gangs and reduce gang crime violence.
  • Youth Violence: A Community-Based Response -- One City's Success Story
    Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 1996
    The foundation of Boston's approach to youth violence has been to build coalitions and partnerships among police, prosecutors, probation officers, correctional officials, youth and social service personnel, school officials, judges, health professionals, parents, and young people; these partnerships allow organizations and individuals to share information, keep track of at risk-youth and violent young offenders, and coordinate resources to help youth.
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