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Blueprints for Violence Prevention

University of Colorado at Boulder, Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence.
University of Colorado at Boulder

The Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence's Blueprints Initiative sets a gold standard for implementing exemplary, research-based violence and drug programs and for implementing these programs with fidelity to the models to help bridge the gap between knowledge (research) and practice and inform the users of programs of the barriers that must be overcome in order to achieve maximum success. The Blueprints program has reviewed more than 600 programs and has identified 11 model programs that have been effective in reducing adolescent violent crime, aggression, delinquency, and substance abuse. An additional 18 programs have been identified as promising programs.